Command Packaging Opening Plastics Recycling Facility

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

August 16, 2013

1 Min Read
Command Packaging Opening Plastics Recycling Facility

Command Packaging, which makes reusable bags, is opening Encore Recycling, a plastics recycling facility in Salinas, Calif.

Vernon, Calif.-based Command Packaging said in a news release the new 200,000-sq.-ft. agricultural plastics recycling operation will begin operations in October.

The facility will be able to recycle more than 100 million pounds of plastic a year. Encore Recycling will partner with growers to collect, wash, and recycle agricultural plastic waste currently being disposed of in landfills. The facility will convert the plastic waste into reusable bags called smarterbags for the California grocery market.
The operation will employ 40 immediately, more than 100 in 2014 and nearly 500 eventually.

Command Packaging makes reusable shopping and restaurant bags.



About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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