With the relaunch of its website and growing the ranks, the PE film recycling working group within the American Chemistry Council expects to see growth in thin film recovery and recycling.
Chevron Phillips Chemical, KW Plastics Recycling, Mil-tek and Verdeco Plastics have joined the ACC's Flexible Film Recycling Group (FFRG), which already included major chemical and recycling names such as Dow Chemical, ExxonMobil Chemical, S.C. Johnson and wood-alternative decking company Trex.
KW Plastics is a major recycler and a supplier of plastic one gallon, quart, pint and half-pint containers for the paint and coatings industry. Denmark-based Mil-tek designs and builds balers and other environmentally-friendly recycling and waste disposal equipment. Full-service recycler and reprocessor Verdeco Plastics specialises in the purchase and resale of plastic materials.
FFRG Director Shari Jackson welcomed the new members in a news release: "Their participation in our group will drive growth in plastic film recycling that exceeded 1 billion pounds in 2011and confirms their commitment to supporting effective programs that will further increase bag and film sustainability."