Wayne, Pa. (June 11, 2020) —Dolco Packaging, a Tekni-Plex business, is announcing a new collaboration with Agilyx Corporation to expand recycling of polystyrene (PS) packaging and other PS consumer goods.
“As a leading manufacturing of PS egg cartons and food trays, our Wenatchee, Washington facility already recycles approximately 4 million pounds annually of our own post-industrial scrap and puts it back into our manufacturing process. For many years, we have also invited the local community to drop off used PS packaging. Now, we are increasing our efforts by taking what we have collected from the community, as well as some of our industrial scrap, and giving it to Agilyx who will use its proprietary technology to recycle it into next generation PS,” said Jay Arnold, senior vice president and general manager, Dolco.
The Wenatchee facility plans on supporting the initiative by increasing its community outreach efforts so that even more area consumers are aware of the collection point.
“We are very excited to be working with Dolco to create new circular pathways for post-use PS,” stated Joe Vaillancourt, CEO of Agilyx. “We value their commitment to increase plastic recovery and recycling. It is our mission to increase plastic recovery globally from 10% to 90% through new plastic collection programs with companies that see the value. Dolco has proven to be a true leader in post use plastic stewardship.”
About Agilyx Corporation
Agilyx is the leader and pioneer in chemically recycling difficult-to-recycle post use plastic streams into high value low carbon circular feedstocks and fuels. The company has developed the first system capable of recycling polystyrene waste into styrene monomer, which is then used to remake new polystyrene products. For more information, follow us on social media and visit www.agilyx.com.
About Dolco Packaging
Dolco Packaging is a leading manufacturer of polystyrene foam and PET containers for the egg, agricultural, food and food service markets. With five manufacturing facilities across the United States, Dolco is the number one supplier of foam egg cartons domestically. For more information visit www.tekni-plex.com/dolco.
About Tekni-Plex, Inc.
Tekni-Plex is a globally-integrated company focused on developing and manufacturing products for a wide variety of end markets, including medical, pharmaceutical, food, beverage, personal care, household and industrial. Tekni-Plex is headquartered in Wayne, PA, and operates manufacturing sites across ten countries worldwide to meet the needs of its global customers. For more information visit www.tekni-plex.com.