CarbonLite Holdings LLC, recycler of plastic beverage bottles, has expanded capacity at its Dallas plant in order to provide more recycled PET to its customers. The company, with additional facilities in Riverside, CA and Reading, PA, collectively processes a total of over 7 billion bottles annually, producing recycled PET that is made into new bottles in a closed-loop, bottle-to-bottle system.
New equipment in the 220,000 square-foot, $62 million Dallas plant, opened in 2017, includes an additional extrusion line, a critical step in the recycling process, that has enabled CarbonLite to increase the plant’s capacity by 20 per cent. The company’s customers include Coca-Cola, Nestle Waters North America and PepsiCo.
By enabling customers to avoid the use of virgin plastic produced from petroleum, each of CarbonLite’s facilities prevents the release of over 60,000t of carbon emissions annually, states the company. Additionally, the Dallas plant is powered with renewable energy generated by wind turbines. CarbonLite also provides recycled PET produced from ocean-bound plastic waste for the new ZenWTR water bottles. Additionally, its PinnPack Packaging company specialises in food packaging made from recycled plastic, as well.