EVANSVILLE, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 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
“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 VersaliteTM
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 www.berryplastics.com.
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Berry Plastics Group, Inc.
Dustin Stilwell, 812-306-2964