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April 25, 2016 - Recycling Today

APR Member Highlight - Petoskey Plastics 

Petoskey offers plastics recycling sustainability scorecard

Working with sustainability consultants, Petoskey Plastics, Petoskey, Michigan, has developed a system of calculating the environmental impact created by its closed-loop recycling customers.

The company says it is measuring and providing documentation, free of charge, to its customers on landfill diversion, carbon footprint equivalents, emission offsets and water savings. The calculations are based on the level of recycled content supplied within plastic film and bags purchased from Petoskey.

“The program is a first for the blown plastic film industry,” says Jason Keiswetter, Petoskey Plastics executive director of marketing, research and development. “Sustainability scorecards are not new, but they are typically more focused on internal sustainability practices such as recycling or energy saving measures. This is the first robust, proactive effort we have seen that is specifically targeted at customers purchasing products with recycled content. Moreover, the reporting highlights its involvement in a closed loop recycling program.”

Petoskey says it is offering the program at no cost to its customers in the retail, distribution, shipping, automotive and other sectors.

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