22 Aug '11, 6pm

Yes! @CocaCola reopens its bottle-to-bottle recycling plant in #SouthCarolina

Yes! @CocaCola reopens its bottle-to-bottle recycling plant in #SouthCarolina

After six months of restructuring, Coca-Cola is reopening its Spartanburg, S.C., plastic recycling plant, which was designed to be the world’s largest bottle-to-bottle recycling plant. Photo: Coca-Cola Company Find your local recycling solution for plastic bottles After shutting down in March and laying off workers, Coca-Cola’s bottle-to-bottle recycling plant in Spartanburg, S.C., will reopen this week, according to PlasticsNews.com . The $50 million facility opened in 2009 with plans of becoming the world’s largest recycling plant to process discarded plastic #1 PET beverage bottles into new bottles. But the factory, a joint venture between Coca-Cola and plastics recycling company United Resource Recovery Corp. (URRC), has run into a host of technical problems: from achieving the quality necessary to produce food-grade PET and having newer, lightweight bottles fly off th...

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