With so much recent emphasis being put on plastic pollution in our environment, NPE 2018’s Re|focus Zone and Sustainability and Recycling Summit at this year’s event could not have come at a better time. Since the last NPE show three years ago, so many exciting improvements and innovations in recycling and sustainable plastics technology have been made. This an opportunity for plastics manufacturers to alter their perspective on plastics in addition to discovering and taking advantage of new technology and innovations that make recycling and sustainability easier. Innovation is what we as an industry need to keep striving for in order to reduce our manufacturing impact on the environment.
Those of us who are already in the recycling plastics business look forward to expanding our knowledge and horizons at the Re|focus Zone and Summit. Any chance to learn from our colleagues and improve our own processes is greatly appreciated. We’re also excited about the focus on recycling and sustainability at this year’s show because it perfectly reflects our company values and commitment to sustainability and continuous improvement. Petoskey Plastics is always looking for ways to increase recycling capacity and use more recycled content in our products. In fact, later this year we are investing $8 million in a new wash line installation at our Hartford City, Indiana plant. We already recycle over 30 million pounds of plastic film every year, but we want to aim higher. This new wash line will allow us to create a higher quality recycled resin product and recycle larger volumes of post-consumer plastic film.
We hope, like us, you’ll take advantage of the opportunities to learn more about recycling and sustainability at NPE 2018. See you in Orlando!
Petoskey Plastics is an environmentally focused recycler and plastic film, bag and resin manufacturer providing superior products and solutions. Headquartered in Petoskey, Michigan, the company provides products and engineered solutions for a variety of industries including automotive, industrial, institutional, retail, construction and home improvement. Petoskey Plastics has facilities in Michigan, Indiana and Tennessee. Learn more at petoskeyplastics.com.