HAVI Global Solutions obtains rights to become exclusive provider of first FDA-approved post-consumer recycled PP, PS resins, developed by sustainable plastic producer NextLife, to quick-service restaurants, food service markets

DOWNERS GROVE, Illinois , February 27, 2012 (press release) – HAVI Global Solutions (HGS), a global leader in packaging solutions, supply chain analytics, merchandising planning and promotions management, announces today that it has obtained rights to become the exclusive provider of the world's first FDA-approved Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) Polypropylene and Polystyrene resins to the Quick-Service Restaurant (QSR) and Food Service markets. The approved PCR resins, developed by sustainability leader NextLife, allow restaurants to use the FDA-approved recycled resins to produce packaging materials with food contact.

"HGS is committed to being on the front lines of new approaches related to sustainability, and helping our customers meet the growing consumer and regulatory demands for greater environmental responsibility," said Dan Musachia, president of HGS. "Our partnership and investment in NextLife will help accelerate the commercialization of an important technology, and drive tremendous benefits for the planet and our communities, as well as, deliver a competitive advantage to our customers." The PCR resins, which include FDA-approved Polypropylene, Polystyrene and Polyethylene blends, can be tailored to specific QSR chain needs and used to replace virgin resins in the manufacturing of plastic products with food contact, including plastic cups, lids, cutlery, and serving trays.

Broadly implementing recycled plastic resins at highly trafficked restaurant chains can dramatically improve their sustainability initiatives, and has the potential to save more than 500,000 barrels of oil annually for every 100 million pounds of recycled resin produced. "As a nation, we have made significant strides in our recycling efforts over the past few decades, but there remains considerable opportunity to improve. Today, about 80 percent of what Americans throw away can be recycled, yet our recycling rate is only 28 percent," said Ron Whaley, NextLife's CEO. "We have a lot of work to do, and we believe our recycled resins have the opportunity to dramatically reduce the amount of waste generated throughout the US." HGS supplies packaging for some of the nation's leading restaurant chains and will inform key customers about the availability, production and safety aspects encompassing the implementation of PCR resins.

About HAVI Global SolutionsThe world's most respected brands rely on HAVI Global Solutions' packaging expertise, integrated marketing and supply chain analytics, and promotions management know-how, to deliver a competitive advantage for their business - and an unshakable respect for their corporate and environmental program impacts. HGS' packaging team leverages a disciplined, end-to-end process to design, source and deliver research-based packaging solutions that bring customer's brands to life and drive increased sales. Our distinctive, integrated approach to promotional and supply chain analytics is focused on actionable visibility, customized reporting and demand planning across an organization and with supply chain partners, to drive the best business decisions. And when our customers need a turn-key solution, HGS' promotions management is the ultimate partner for orchestrating complex projects and promotions for global organizations, making sure the right product is at the right place at the right time - every time! To learn more about HGS, go to www.Havigs.com .
About NextLifeNextLife is a manufacturer of sustainable plastic resins. Their high performance re-engineered sustainable resins can be customized for use in a wide variety of applications, including consumer products. The carbon footprint of a NextLife resin is 70 percent less than that of a virgin resin, helping businesses create high-quality green products that are attractive to consumers. For more information, please visit www.NextLife.com .

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