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Multi-Million Dollar Investment in Evergreen to Expand Bottle-to-Bottle Plastics Recycling

Pictured L-R: Ray Hugel from Closed Loop Partners, Kimberly McConville from the Ohio Beverage Association, Jennifer Louie from Closed Loop Partners, Megan Daum from the American Beverage Association, Scott MacLaren from The Sterling Group, and Omar Abuaita CEO of Evergreen Plastics

Ohio Beverage Association joined representatives from the American Beverage Association and Closed Loop Partners to celebrate completion of Evergreen’s, a preferred supplier of food and non-food grade rPET, building and production expansion in Clyde, Ohio.

The beverage industry’s Every Bottle Back Initiative played a key role in the project, contributing $5 million—half from American Beverage Association and half from Closed Loop Partners’ infrastructure Fund- to the $22 million expansion. Evergreen now encompasses an additional 54,000 square foot addition, state of the art processing equipment and reach to process 11.8 billion plastic bottles a year yielding an estimated 113 million pounds of food grade PET annually.

SSP Extruder manufactured by Starlinger, purchased by Evergreen for their facility expansion

Evergreen CEO Omar Abuaita praised the team effort adding that “[w]hat we are doing here reaches beyond Clyde, the state of Ohio and the U.S. We are committed to making a global impact to recycling and sustainability.”

J.P. Nauseef, President and CEO of JobsOhio hailed the project, saying “[i]t affirms the company’s status as not only one of the largest plastic recyclers in the country, but as a worldwide competitor in recycling.”

For more insight and behind the scenes footage of this amazing project check out this video.



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