EVANSVILLE, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 18, 2013--
Plastics Group, Inc. (NYSE: BERY), a leading global manufacturer and
marketer of value-added plastic packaging, today announced the launch of
a marketing partnership with Preserve®,
a leading producer of sustainable consumer goods with a focus on
creating closed loop products using recycled plastic. As highlighted in
the companies’ video,
the partnership will focus on enhancing the awareness of the
recyclability of #5 plastic and of Preserve’s Gimme 5 program.
Number 5 plastic, or polypropylene by its technical name, is a commonly
used material for items consumers use every day such as yogurt cups,
butter tubs, and plastic cold drink cups.
Preserve Gimme 5 is a consumer-powered recycling program that provides
expanded recycling options for #5 plastics. Through the company’s Gimme
5 program, individuals have two ways to take part in #5 plastic
recycling: place their #5 plastic in specified recycling bins at
participating retail locations or mail directly to Preserve. In turn,
Preserve collects the #5 plastic, sorts it, cleans it, tests it,
recycles it, and turns it into new Preserve products.
“The avenues available for recycling polypropylene have steadily
increased through recent years, with more than 62% of Americans now
having access to at least one such alternative. Even though recycling
venues have increased, at Berry Plastics we believe it is prudent to do
our part to encourage recycling and to promote the available recycling
avenues,” said Jon Rich Chairman and CEO of Berry Plastics. “For this
reason, we are extremely excited to partner with Preserve to increase
the awareness of their Gimme 5 program and the opportunity it creates to
help educate the public on a viable second life for our products.”
Berry Plastics is one of the world's leading manufacturers and marketers
of plastic packaging, plastic film products, specialty adhesives, and
coated products. With over 13,000 customers and over 50,000 package
skus, #5 plastic is the substrate most often used by the Company. Berry
Plastics’ crown logo is an easy identifier of a package made by the
Berry Plastics joins other Preserve Gimme 5 partners Stonyfield, Brita,
and Burt’s Bees to support a closed loop recycling system in which
recyclable packages and products are collected and remanufactured into
new products like Preserve® toothbrushes and razors. Since
2008, Gimme 5 participants have dropped off more than 250 tons of
recycled yogurt cups, butter and cottage cheese containers and other #5
plastic packages at the more than 245 Whole Foods Market stores and
select independent cooperative markets across the United States.
“Preserve is excited and honored to have Berry Plastics join the Gimme 5
program. As one of the largest purchasers of polypropylene in the United
States, their ground-breaking sponsorship will highlight Gimme 5's
innovative efforts to recycle #5 plastics,” states Eric Hudson, Founder
and CEO of Preserve.
Read more about Preserve’s Gimme
5 program and their partnership
with Berry Plastics and watch
the Berry/Preserve Partnership video.
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 $4.8
billion in fiscal 2012. 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 www.berryplastics.com.
Preserve is a leading sustainable consumer goods company and producer of
stylish 100% recycled household products. Preserve turns yogurt cups
into toothbrushes and take-out containers into tableware. Through
innovations in recycled materials and sustainable design, Preserve has
been creating more resourceful ways to make everyday products for the
kitchen, table, and bathroom since 1996. The company is powered by the
recycling efforts of individuals and companies via its Preserve Gimme 5
program. This program accepts #5 plastics such as yogurt cups and other
common household containers— transforming them into new Preserve
products. All of Preserve’s recycling and manufacturing is done in the
United States. Preserve pioneers partnerships with premier product
design, manufacturing, and sales and marketing firms to bring together
thought leaders to drive industry change. Preserve empowers people to
make everyday choices that are better for the earth while offering real
solutions without compromise. Preserve products can be found at
retailers such as Whole Foods Market, and a variety of grocery and
natural food stores. Preserve is a Certified B Corporation. Visit us
online at www.preserveproducts.com.
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