Berry Plastics Partners with Moore Recycling Associates to Launch
Interactive Plastic Recycle Program Locater Map
EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- April 22, 2014
In support of Earth Day and as part of its on-going initiatives to increase
the recycling of polypropylene (#5) products, Berry Plastics Group, Inc.
(NYSE: BERY), along with Moore Recycling Associates Inc., today launched an
interactive #5 recycle program locater map at RecycleMorePlastic.org.
“As one of the largest manufactures of polypropylene, or #5, plastic packaging
in the United States, Berry Plastics is committed to exploring and
implementing methods to increase the awareness of the recyclability of #5
plastics,” said Jon Rich, Chairman and CEO of Berry Plastics. “By partnering
with Moore Recycling Associates to launch the interactive #5 recycle program
map, we are making available an easy to use tool that allows individuals
across the United States to locate a program through which they can recycle
their plastic packaging.”
Number 5 plastic, or polypropylene by its technical name, is a widely used
material to make items consumers use every day, including food and non-food
containers such as dairy tubs, food storage ware, plastic drink cups, and
Preserve^® products. Containers made from polypropylene are often marked with
a number 5 inside chasing arrows or a triangle. Berry Plastics and other
manufacturers continue to look for increased supply of recycled polypropylene
to use in the creation of new products.
“Polypropylene is commonly found in a variety of applications ranging from
bottles to drink cups, yogurt cups, bottle closures, storage totes, and
automotive parts. The growing availability of polypropylene (#5) recycling
means that there is an increasing supply of reclaimed material that can be
reprocessed and given a viable second life. In 2012, over 435 million pounds
of rigid polypropylene was collected for recycling in the US,” said Stacey
Luddy, COO of Moore Recycling Associates.
“At Berry Plastics, we constantly strive to be good corporate citizens. This
is evidenced by some of our long-standing efforts such as closely tracking our
utility usage, our focus on lightweighting our products, and the work we do
with external plastic industry organizations, as well as our sponsorship of
the Preserve Gimme 5 program. Our focus can also be seen by newer efforts such
as the introduction of Versalite^TM polypropylene hot and cold beverage cups,”
said Rob Flores, Sustainability Engineer for Berry Plastics. “We encourage
everyone to utilize this new map to locate a recycle program in their
community, and take the pledge to recycle more plastic.”
About Berry Plastics
Berry Plastics Group, Inc. is a leading provider of value-added plastic
consumer packaging and engineered materials delivering high-quality customized
solutions to our customers with annual net sales of $4.6 billion in fiscal
2013. With world headquarters in Evansville, Indiana, the Company’s common
stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BERY.
For additional information, visit the Company’s website at
Berry Plastics Group, Inc.
Eva Schmitz, 812-306-2424
Dustin Stilwell, 812-306-2964
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