CarbonLite to add ocean-bound plastics to PET recycling line


A major post-consumer PET recycler is extending its reach into the market once again.

CarbonLite Industries LLC, which is in the middle of a geographical expansion in the United States, is now extending the sourcing to include ocean-bound PET.

CarbonLite has built a name for itself by processing billions of traditionally collected PET bottles each year in locations in Riverside, Calif., and Dallas. The company currently is constructing a third site near Reading, Pa., that will push its overall capacity to more than 6 billion bottles annually.

Extending processing to include ocean-bound plastics simply makes sense, said Jason Farahnik, CarbonLite director of brand partnerships and resin sales.

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