Yesterday at Sunbelt Greenhouses, 27 pallets of used containers and trays were collected by East Jordan Plastics Inc., a Michigan-based manufacturing company that annually recycles more than 10 million pounds of plastic. To add to the green effort, the transportation of used plastic to Michigan takes place when Sunbelt receives a shipment of new containers for the upcoming season.
East Jordan’s goal is to recapture as many used horticultural containers as possible from the marketplace, including those from other manufacturers, and to make new containers with up to 100% recycled content. Sunbelt customers may recycle plastic from any grower by sending the used containers to Sunbelt when returning empty shipping carts.
Watch the video below to learn more about East Jordan Plastics and plastic recycling.