After a three-year hiatus, #1 PET plastic bottle recycling efforts are returning to the city amid water crisis concerns
STAMFORD, Conn., October 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — BlueTriton Brands is proud to partner with Replenysh, a community-powered collection network, to expand an existing plastic bottle recycling project to Jackson, Mississippi.
For more than three years, the city has lacked a plastic bottle recycling program. With a recent water crisis plaguing the city and an increased need for bottled drinking water for residents, this recycling project will help ensure that plastic bottles are disposed of properly and away from landfills and waterways.
BlueTriton Brands is providing financial support so that more recycling sites can be added throughout the City of Jackson accept PET #1 plastic bottles. Currently, 15 PET recycling sites collect plastic bottles, and more will be added.
“At BlueTriton, we design our products and processes to keep valuable packaging materials in circulation through reuse and recycling, however, there are critical gaps in recycling collection systems that limit the frequency with which Common packaging materials are recycled and turned into new products,” said Ed Ferguson, Director of Sustainability at BlueTriton Brands. “We are delighted to partner with Replenysh on this project as it will reduce waste in the jackson community and represents an important step to improve the collection and recycling of packaging such as bottles, cardboard and plastic films. »
Since the beginning of the project the first week of September 2022, 1,723 pounds of PET plastic bottle containers were collected. Other objects were also recovered:
- Over 2+ tons of materials were kept out of landfills and prepared for reuse
- 2,355 pounds. old corrugated cardboard (OCC) recovered
- 298 pounds. sheets of plastic film (LDPE) recovered
“With hundreds of thousands of plastic water bottles distributed for drinking water, we wanted to do the right thing to avoid another crisis with more plastic going to landfill,” said Clark Dinnison, Product Manager at Replenysh. “By partnering with Keep Jackson Beautiful and locations across the city, collection infrastructure was set up within days to ensure bottles are recycled and turned into new bottles. Excitingly, is that this solution is not temporary, and jackson can enjoy a convenient and transparent recycling program indefinitely.”
BlueTriton Brands has donated over 300,000 bottles of its Ozarka® Label bottled water for jackson since the beginning of the water crisis and supports Replenysh to collect and recycle more than 300,000 bottles through this project.
About BlueTriton Brands
BlueTriton Brands offers an extensive portfolio of highly recognizable, responsibly sourced, sustainably packaged spring water and other water brands, including Poland Spring® Brand, Deer Park® Brand, Ozarka® Brand, Ice Mountain® Brand, Zephyrhills® mark, arrowhead® Brand, Origin™ Natural Spring Water, Saratoga® spring waterAC+ION™ Alkaline Water, Pure Life®Splash explosion® Flavored water drink and Splash Fizz® Fruit flavored sparkling drink. BlueTriton Brands also owns and operates ReadyRefresh®a customizable CarbonNeutral certified water and beverage delivery service® Company.
Situated at Stamford, ConnecticutBlueTriton Brands and its subsidiaries in United States and Canada employ approximately 6,600 associates. BlueTriton Brands manages resources for long-term sustainability and conserves over 20,000 acres of watershed. The Company has 28 production sites spread over United States16 of which are Alliance for Water Stewardship (“AWS”) certified across 15 sites, with eight of the certified facilities being AWS Platinum, the highest certification.
Replenysh is on a mission to end landfill by helping today’s leading brands create circular supply chains. By connecting brands directly to consumers, Replenysh enables communities to unlock the value of their materials and provides full transparency on where materials go and how they are transformed. Replenysh is based in Orange County, California – find out more at replenysh.com.
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SOURCE BlueTriton Brands