“Recycling PETE bottles will allow PWP to increase its product range containing post-consumer resin, save energy, reduce carbon dioxide emissions and keep plastic materials out of landfills. We are fortunate to be able to work with Coca-Cola Recycling LLC who is as committed as we are to a greener future for our planet,” says Ira Maroofian, President & COO, PWP Industries.
Making plastic products from post-consumer recycled plastics has a tremendous impact on the environment. For example:
- Recycling one ton of plastic saves 1.5 tons of carbon dioxide.
- The energy saved by recycling one plastic bottle will power a computer for 25 minutes.
- Each ton of plastic bottles recycled in a recycling center saves 7.4 cubic yards in a landfill.
- Resin made from recycled PETE bottles saves about two-thirds more energy than virgin resin.
The recycling facility will open in the second quarter of 2009 and will bring more jobs to West Virginia.
For more information visit www.pwpindustries.com.