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US plastics specialists unite for ‘green future’

US firms Plastic Recycling Inc. and St. Joseph Plastics merged. Together, they now operate nine facilities with 300 employees.

Plastic Recycling Inc., based in Indianapolis, rolled out a state-of-the-art US$ 2 million (EUR 1.8 million) polypropylene (PP) processing line just last month. The family-run recycler hopes this will revolutionise the way the US handles plastics. Joining forces with St. Joseph Plastics, based in Missouri, is meant to help secure a ‘greener future’.

St. Joseph Plastics specialises in PP and will enable its partner to turn plastic scrap into food-grade material. The recycled input, also including polyethylene (PET), comes mainly from kerbside collections.

The companies are working with CutMetall North America to optimise their current shredding and granulation technology. They are pursuing FDA approval for hard-to-recycle waste like post-consumer PP, e-scrap plastics, and automotive shredder residue.

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