Evergreen, a plastics reclaimer and rPET manufacturing facility located in Clyde, Ohio, will be the latest recipient of a multi-million investment under the beverage industry's Every Bottle Back initiative. The Ohio Beverage Association, in partnership with the American Beverage Association and Closed Loop Partners, is part of the $5 million investment that will help Evergreen expand its facility, as well as its services to process recycled PET plastic into food-grade rPET pallets used to manufacture new bottles, while creating a strong local market for recycled plastics.
"We are excited to support Evergreen's expansion, which will help Ohio's beverage companies close the loop on its 100% recyclable beverage containers," said OhioBev's Kimberly McConville, who also spoke at Evergreen's groundbreaking ceremony for its expansion in May, and was profiled in a recent blog post on the Evergreen website.
This is the second Every Bottle Back investment in Ohio. Earlier this year, OhioBev announced a partnership with the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO), through the EBB initiative, to increase recycling efforts and education in Pleasant Township and Whitehall.
Click here to read more about the investment.
Click here to read OhioBev Executive Director Kimberly McConville's op-ed about the investment in The Toledo Blade.