Poly Recovery installs plastic washing system

New Hampshire company says it will now recycle 15 million pounds of PET annually.

May 20, 2014
Recycling Today Staff
Equipment & Products Plastics
ribbon cutting plastic recyclingPoly Recovery has unveiled what it calls a  first-of-its-kind plastic wash plant installation at its headquarters facility in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The company says the equipment will help transform dirty and mixed plastic scrap into a recycled resin for local manufacturing. With the new installation, Poly Recovery says it expects to annually recycle 15 million pounds of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic while reducing truck traffic leaving the region by 180,000 miles.

Prior to the new wash system, Poly Recovery focused primarily on processing industrial grades of plastics.

The ribbon cutting ceremony, held at the Pease International Tradeport, featured presentations by U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter and representatives of Sens. Kelly Ayotte and Jean Shaheen. The presentations also touched on the support of the recycling efforts from manufacturers such as Coca-Cola of Northern New England and the production of recycled and cost effective materials for Hampton, New Hampshire-based Foss Manufacturing, which has taken in all the scrap plastics that is processed by Poly Recovery.

“Not only does the wash facility open doors to more types of plastic waste streams we can divert from landfills, it will create more sustainable jobs in New England, reduce the carbon footprint of truck traffic leaving the region as well as provide local American manufacturers with the cleanest and most cost-effective recycled resin possible,” says John Pelech, founder and CEO of Poly Recovery.