Berry Global Group, Inc. has signed a formalised working agreement with The Azek Company’s Azek Building Products business unit under which Berry will provide a consistent and high-quality material stream which AZEK will recycle for use in the manufacturing of its high-quality, sustainable building materials such as composite decking.
The recycled plastic will come from Berry’s operations across multiple facilities and divisions in North America. The current Azek Building Products portfolio consists of residential and commercial building low-maintenance wood-replacement products.
The partnership will benefit both parties in their efforts to lower the environmental impacts of their products and operations.
“This agreement strengthens our position, expands our recycling initiatives, and enables us to increase the overall sustainability of our manufacturing operations,” said Jesse Singh, CEO of The Azek Company.
The collaboration with Azek is representative of Berry’s focus on investments in both mechanical and advanced recycling, the innovative use of recycled material in products, and global commitments to address plastic waste in the environment.
“Through continued sustainable partnering up and down the plastics supply chain, we are further exhibiting the power of plastics to help move the world toward a circular economy,” said Tom Salmon, Chairman and CEO of Berry Global.
Berry's sustainability strategy can be found in its Impact 2025 goals, released last year.