CarbonLITE, a plastics recycler, will build a new $62 million facility in Dallas to process postconsumer polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles. The company said the facility will use 100 percent green power.
Construction is underway on the 230,000-sq.-ft. facility. Start-up is planned for the end of the second quarter 2017, according to Leon Farahnik, chairman and CEO of CarbonLITE.
With the addition of the Dallas facility, CarbonLITE will process more than 200 million pounds of post-consumer beverage containers per year.
The primary equipment suppliers for this project are BHS Group from the United States, AMUT S.p.A from Italy, Erema Recycling System from Austria, and Pelletron from the United States.
Nestle Waters North America and Pepsico are the main consumers of CarbonLITE raw material in pursuit of their sustainability efforts.