The new technology is an integral part of P&G’s plastic recycling goals
PureCycle Technologies has made it to the headlines for announcing its plans to launch a revolutionary plastics recycling method, in close partnership with the leading industrial manufacturer Milliken & Company and Nestle, the globally recognized food & beverage (F&B) company. The new move will be seen setting up the first plant for restoring used PP (polypropylene) plastic to a virgin-like quality.
Sources close to the development said that PureCycle’s proprietary recycling process, which is invented & licensed by consumer goods major P&G (Procter & Gamble), is said to separate odor, color and other impurities from plastic waste for converting it into a virgin-like resin. Sources added that Milliken is into an exclusive supply relationship with the company and its additives are expected to help generously in bolstering PureCycle’s UPRP (Ultra-Pure Recycled Polypropylene). Nestle is said to be supporting PureCycle with the development of new packaging materials, adhering to the company’s commitment towards making its packaging fully recyclable by 2025.
Mike Otworth, CEO, PureCycle Technologies, was quoted stating that the existing partners are helping the company to accelerate the process in which it is to introduce the new solution into the market. He added that the collaboration signifies the validation of the new method and is likely to help the company turn plastics recycling into a reality as soon as possible. By incorporating both technical expertise and consumer market knowledge, Nestle and Milliken will help the company deliver the world’s very first virgin-like recycled PP.
As per industry experts, PureCycle is the first one to focus on the recycling and reintegration of polypropylene into consumer product applications, which is deployed in consumer good packaging, F&B packaging, electronics, automobile interiors, home furnishings and more. PureCycle is currently building the first plant at Lawrence County, Ohio, and is planning to begin recycling 119 million pounds of PP right from 2021 and produce over 105 million pounds annually.