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PureCycle has partnered with Nestlé, Milliken for plastic recycling

Published Date | 2019 March 18

Purecycle has associated with Nestlé and Milliken for their business expansion in plastic recycling industry which will boost the global plastic recycling market in upcoming periods.
Global: PureCycle Technologies, has announced that  it has partnered with global industrial manufacturer, Milliken & Company, and the world’s largest food and beverage company, Nestlé S.A., as it moves forward with plans to open its first plant to restore used polypropylene (PP) plastic  with a revolutionary recycling method. The plant will use PureCycle’s recycling method to restore used polypropylene (PP) plastic. Developed and licensed by Procter and Gamble (P&G), PureCycle’s patented recycling process will transform plastic waste feedstock by separating color, odor and other contaminants. Through its exclusive supply relationship, Milliken will help in solving the plastics end-of-life challenge with additives that are claimed to play an important role in restoring recycled polypropylene. Nestle is currently working with PureCycle on the development of new packaging materials that help prevent plastic waste. The Swiss firm is planning to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025.Milliken and Nestlé will use their consumer market knowledge and technical expertise to assist PureCycle in producing recycled polypropylene, which will be the first of its kind globally. The use of Milliken’s additives will help to ensure that PureCycle’s Ultra-Pure Recycled Polypropylene (UPRP) is of the highest quality and adds the maximum value to brand owners and consumers. According to BlueWeave Consulting, Government regulations favoring the recycling of plastic waste, growing awareness of energy savings, and the increasing use of these plastics in many applications are expected to positively influence the growth of the recycled plastics market. Polypropylene is tough and yet flexible and classed as semi-rigid. It is extremely resistant to heat, chemicals and fatigue. Furthermore, it is translucent and has an integral hinge property. PP has a wide range of uses, including, Clear film packaging, Carpet fibers, Housewares, Rope,  Labeling, Banknotes, Stationary, Reusable containers,  Loudspeakers,  Automotive components, Laboratory equipment and  Thermal underwear. A main benefit of recycling PP is the reduction in the consumption of raw, finite resources, such as oil and propane gas. Polypropylene can be recycled back into many different products, including Clothing fibers, Industrial fibers, Food Containers, Dishware, compost bins, speed humps and gardening apparatus. Rising awareness about the pollution caused by plastics and the energy saving benefits in the manufacturing of recycled plastics over virgin plastics are the major growth drivers of the global market for plastic recycling in upcoming period. According to BlueWeave Consulting‘s upcoming report, Titled-“Global Plastic Recycling  market by Source (Bottles, Films, Fibers, Foams), Type (PET, PE, PP), End-Use Industry (Packaging, Building & Construction, Textiles, Automotive and  Electrical & Electronics)  By Region, Size and Forecast 2019- 2025”- Global Plastic Recycling  market is expected with grow with a significant rate in forecast period, 2019-2025, owing to increasing awareness regarding the use of recycled plastics due to their environmental benefits such as energy savings over virgin plastics, low cost and increasing use in industries such as packaging, automotive, electrical & electronics, and textiles. Moreover, the rising use of recycled plastic in end-user industries is a major trend expected to boost the adoption of recycled plastics. Additionally, concerns regarding waste disposal and contamination of plastic waste are driving the adoption of recyclable plastics by major global food and beverages sector, consumer and retail giants across the globe in future timeline.