Placon awarded grant to invest in new sorting equipment for increased PET recycling

PlaconMadison-based Placon, a designer and manufacturer of custom and stock plastic packaging, has been awarded a grant to invest in new front-end sorting equipment that will enable the company to capture around 10% more polyethylene terephthalate (PET) from incoming material recovery facility (MRF) bales, allowing its Madison PET recycling facility to source more material from its regional MRFs and facilitating the inclusion of PET thermoforms in those MRF bales for reclamation alongside PET bottles.

Placon’s investment in new sorting equipment aligns with the PET Recycling Coalition’s mission to improve PET circularity and transform the recycling system, according to a news release. By upgrading the efficiency of the recycling system and optimizing the flow of recycled PET, Placon and the PET Recycling Coalition are working together to unlock the environmental and economic benefits of PET recycling.