PureCycle Technologies has joined forces with Nestle and Milliken to speed up plans to open its first plant to restore used polypropylene (PP) plastic to ‘virgin-like’ quality using a revolutionary recycling technique.
Working together to aid the process, PureCycle will use its patented recycling process, developed and licenced by Procter & Gamble, in order to transform it to the virgin-like resin by separating color, odor and other contaminants from plastic waste feedstock. Milliken will utilise its additives to help reinvigorate recycled polypropylene, forging an exclusive supply relationship with PureCycle.
Meanwhile Nestle will work with the company to help it achieve its commitment to 100 percent recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025, and will work to develop new packaging materials to avoid plastic waste.
Mike Otworth, CEO of PureCycle Technologies, said, “These partners are helping us accelerate as we bring this solution to the market. This is a validation of our method, and it will help us continue to move even more quickly as we make plastics recycling a reality.
“The use of Milliken’s additives will help to ensure that PureCycle’s Ultra Pure Recycled Polypropylene (UPRP) is of the highest quality and adds the maximum value to brand owners and consumers. We believe that this partnership will further differentiate PureCycle as both a leading reclaimer and producer of polypropylene.”