Gallery: New California Plant Will Recycle 2 Billion Plastic Bottles a ...

 

A recycling plant that will recycle up to 2 billion PET bottles a year recently opened this month in Riverside, California. Governor Jerry Brown attended the opening ceremony for the carbonLITE facility that the company says will be the world’s largest plastic bottle-to-bottle recycling plant. The 220,000 square foot facility, built at a cost of $58 million, will receive #1 PET bottles from California curbside recycling programs.

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  1. CarbonImpact March 24, 2012 at 9:07 am

    Great example of how sustainability, corporate social responsibility and public policies can be leveraged. Recycling facilities like this are needed everywhere. It seems so irrational to send plastic bottles over to China for recycling with the huge cost and environmental impact that it represents. Now, what is important too is to promote recycling among consumers. When you buy a plastic bottle in a supermarket your responsibility as a customer doesn’t end when leaving the store, thinking that the environmental cost is included in the price of the product.

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