Recycling operators receive grants for thermoformed PET packaging programs

03/21/2012

Three U.S. recycling operators have been selected to receive grants toward establishing model programs for collection and intermediate processing of PET thermoformed packaging.

SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association (SPI) and the National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR) are working in partnership on the grant: SPI providing $100,000 in program funding, and NAPCOR providing project management and technical assistance.

Primary grantee Montgomery County, Department of Environmental Protection in Maryland owns, manages, and operates comprehensive recycling programs and facilities, including its 57,000 square-foot publicly owned and operated Recycling Center, serving more than 1.5 million county residents, employees, and visitors. The program is expected to provide a solid urban and suburban model program, offering both an immediate and a long-term impact on the recycling of PET thermoforms.
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