Berry and Georgia-Pacific Recycling sign closed loop agreement

Berry Global Group and Georgia-Pacific Recycling have signed a formal agreement to collaborate in creating a closed loop system to recover, segregate, and reprocess post-consumer resin (PCR).

The companies will partner across the multiple steps of the material supply chain to create a stream of PCR, which is not only reliable, but also of suitably high quality to supplement or displace virgin resin in specific applications.

Georgia-Pacific Recycling will use its national network of recycled material suppliers and logistics providers to procure and transport the post-consumer plastics material to be recycled. Berry will reprocess the plastics material to incorporate into its broad portfolio of polyethylene film and polypropylene products.

“As the demand for PCR continues to increase, it is critical we find ways to supplement the market of recycled content through multiple methods, be it mechanical recycling, chemical recycling, or other methods and processes,” said Tom Salmon, chief executive of Berry Global. “We are excited to recover these PE films that we ourselves manufacture and give them a second life, providing not only a recycling solution for our customers, but also a stream of recycled content for them.”