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Film Recycling Group Adds Members

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Flexible Film Recycling Group looks to strengthen its visibility with the addition of four more companies.

Recycling Today Staff June 18, 2013

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has announced that Chevron Phillips Chemical Co., KW Plastics Recycling, Mil-tek and Verdeco Plastics have joined its Flexible Film Recycling Group (FFRG). The FFRG, a part of the ACC, is a self-funded working group.

“We’re committed to this important industry priority,” says Rick Wagner, Chevron Phillips’ global sustainability manager. “We hope engagement with this group adds momentum to the team and its efforts in improving recovery rates.”

“We’re extremely pleased to add the sustainability thought-leaders from these companies to the FFRG team,” says Shari Jackson, director of FFRG. “Their participation in our group will drive growth in plastic film recycling that exceeded 1 billion pounds in 2011 and confirms their commitment to supporting effective programs that will further increase bag and film sustainability.”

In a release, the ACC says that the FFRG has re-launched its website, www.plasticfilmrecycling.org. The redesigned site includes a selection of new resources and enhanced features, including an expanded recycler directory database that seeks to help retailers locate service providers. The site also features a case study directory, new downloadable resources for retailers, which include updated educational posters, and information on the Sustainable Packaging Coalition’s (SPC) film recycling label.

The ACC also says that the FFRG’s website will include a drop-off directory that is searchable by zip code.

Founding members of the FFRG include Dow Chemical, ExxonMobil, Berry Plastics, Wisconsin Film and Bag, Petoskey Plastics, Sealed Air Corporation, SC Johnson, Avangard and Trex.

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