Plastipak Packaging, a manufacturer of rigid plastic containers, has broken ground the expansion of its Clean Tech plastic recycling facility in Dundee, Michigan.
The expansion makes room for the installation of additional advanced plastic recycling processing technology at the site, and increases the availability of ultraclean recycled PCR PET plastic resin for Plastipak's consumer product industry customers. With recycling capacity now installed in all of the global regions in which it operates, Plastipak expects to recycle about 5 billion plastic bottles this year, and the expansion supports its strategic goal to recycle 10 billion plastic bottles within 5 years, the company said.
Plastipak opened the Clean Tech site in 1988. This expansion benefited from tax abatements approved by the Dundee Village Council, and is expected to be complete later this year.