Mixed bale processor adds facility in western Canada

Driven by demand for polypropylene and polyethylene, plastics recycler EFS-plastics is opening a processing site in Lethbridge, Alberta.

The 70,000-square-foot facility will increase EFS’s processing capacity by 10,000 metric tons per year, a 20% jump, a press release said.

Beginning in the first week of April, EFS will accept bales of plastics Nos. 3-7 and 1-7 from materials recovery facilities (MRFs) in the western United States and Canada, building on “the strong relationships that EFS has developed with [w]estern MRFs since the Chinese National Sword Policy limited export of residential plastics in 2018,” the press release said.

The company’s leader said shipping and logistics considerations were key to the move.

“As we increase the amount of recycled resin we produce, we remain focused on keeping our carbon footprint as low as possible,” Martin Vogt, president and CEO, said in a press release. “This new location allows us to cut carbon emissions associated with transportation as we extend the impact of our highly-automated, mechanical recycling operations.”

EFS has been expanding its operations in the last several years.
more at: https://resource-recycling.com/plastics/2022/03/02/mixed-bale-processor-adds-facility-in-western-canada/

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