July 28th, 2011 | PLASTIPAK HOLDINGS, INC, PLYMOUTH, MI
Plastipak Packaging, a leading manufacturer of rigid plastic containers for the food, beverage, and consumer products industries, today broke ground on a major expansion to its Clean Tech plastic recycling facility in Dundee, MI. The expansion makes room for the installation of additional advanced plastic recycling processing technology, and further increases the availability of ultra-clean recycled PCR PET plastic resin for Plastipak’s consumer product industry customers. With recycling capacity now in place in all of the global regions in which it operates, Plastipak expects to recycle about 5 billion plastic bottles this year. The expansion also supports Plastipak’s strategic goal of recycling 10 billion plastic bottles annually within five years. Plastipak founded Clean Tech in 1988. The site’s current expansion benefited from tax abatements approved by the Dundee Village Council and is expected to be complete later this year. It is truly a win-win-win for Plastipak, the community, and the environment.
The community benefits from additional investment and employment opportunities:
Guests who helped Plastipak and Clean Tech mark this important milestone represented both local and state government and included State Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, Dundee Village Manager Bob Hamilton, Finance Director Robin Moon, and Engineer Mick Vargas. Representatives of Plastipak’s affiliate Absopure Water Company, a strategic partner and customer of Clean Tech’s bottle collection and recycled plastic production, also attended the ceremony.