Dolco Packaging teaming up with Agilyx to expand polystyrene recycling
Dolco Packaging is collaborating with Oregon-based Agilyx, a waste plastics chemical recycling specialist, to expand the recycling of polystyrene packaging and other polystyrene (PS) consumer goods.
"As a leading manufacturing of PS egg cartons and food trays, our Wenatchee, Washington facility already recycles approximately 4 million pounds annually of our own post-industrial scrap and puts it back into our manufacturing process. For many years, we have also invited the local community to drop off used PS packaging. Now, we are increasing our efforts by taking what we have collected from the community, as well as some of our industrial scrap, and giving it to Agilyx who will use its proprietary technology to recycle it into next generation PS," said Jay Arnold, senior vice president and general manager, Dolco.
The Wenatchee facility plans on supporting the initiative by increasing its community outreach efforts so that even more area consumers are aware of the collection point.
"We are very excited to be working with Dolco to create new circular pathways for post-use PS," stated Joe Vaillancourt, CEO of Agilyx. "We value their commitment to increase plastic recovery and recycling. It is our mission to increase plastic recovery globally from 10% to 90% through new plastic collection programs with companies that see the value. Dolco has proven to be a true leader in post use plastic stewardship."