History Behind our 40th Anniversary of Recycling

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Founded in 1969 by father and son team, Duke and Paul Keiswetter, Petoskey Plastics started out as a small operation converting roll stock into plastic bags. In 1978, not long after operations began, Petoskey Plastics started recycling in-house, grinding down industrial scrap from Dow Chemical Company and turning it into trash bags. From there, our passion for recycling grew exponentially. …

Peeling Back Film Plastics

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The following is a shortened version of the article “Peeling Back Film Plastics” in the June 2018 issue of Plastics Engineering. To read the full article, click here: http://read.nxtbook.com/wiley/plastics_engineering/june_2018/index.html#peeling_back_film_plastics Making film plastics sustainable means balancing consumer demands with processes that ensure a greener future By Geoff Giordano Greencore can liners made with Petoskey Plastics’ three-layer technology. Courtesy of Petoskey Plastics Discussing …

Recycling Bags Should be Everyone’s Goal

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One of the largest garbage and recycling collectors in the country had a curious message just ahead of Earth Day. Republic Services Inc.’s official Twitter account posted a photo of plastic bags in the shape of the word “No,” with a tweet saying: “Did you know? Those grocery bags cannot be recycled. Keep them — or just trash them.” I …

The Positives of Plastic

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In recent years, the plastic industry has gotten a bad reputation, particularly because of the amount of plastic waste being sent to landfills every year. A great quote from the American Chemistry Council says, “Just like you, plastics makers want to protect the environment for future generations. We’re working to ensure that plastics materials are responsibly used and then recycled-or …

Petoskey Plastics named finalist for Plastics News® Processor of the Year 2017

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This award honors companies with superior achievement among plastics processors. Petoskey, MI:  Petoskey Plastics was named one of four finalists for the Plastics News Processor of the Year Award for 2017, which is sponsored by the Plastics Industry Association.  Plastics News announced the finalists in their January 8th edition.  Petoskey Plastics was named a finalist in 2016 as well and …

How Petoskey Plastics Recycles Better

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As companies become increasingly more environmentally friendly, the more often people see the words “Made with Recycled Material” on products. But what does that mean? In truth, it can mean a variety of different things. It can mean the product itself contains some amount of recycled material, the packaging is made wholly or partially of recycled material, or that recycled …

Petoskey Plastics Wins 3M Supplier of the Year Award

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Award recognizes suppliers who improve 3M’s competitiveness or drive sustainability   St. Paul, MN October 4, 2016 Petoskey Plastics was honored with the 2016 3M Supplier of the Year Award in recognition of the company’s contribution to improving 3M’s competitiveness and helping to drive sustainability. This year, 3M recognized 11 suppliers among thousands in its global supply base for world …

Petoskey Plastics named finalist for Plastics News Processor of the Year -Reported by Citizen Tribune

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Petosky Plastics, based in Michigan, has been nominated for 2016 Processor of the Year by Plastics News, one of just four companies in the United States. Management staff from the Morristown facility recently gathered for a holiday photo. PETOSKEY, MICHIGAN — Petoskey Plastics was named one of four finalists for the Plastics News Processor of the Year Award for 2016, …

DEQ recognizes Petoskey Plastics for recycling excellence

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Closing the Loop award goes to Petoskey Plastics Lansing, MI –The DEQ and Governor’s Recycling Council recognized Petoskey Plastics for excellence in recycling today at the Governor’s Recycling Summit in Plymouth. Petoskey Plastics was one of 10 honored at the event. The awards are designed to honor organizations excelling in several key categories, including outstanding education programs for K-12 students and …