Post-consumer resin supplier NextLife receives approval in Canada to use recycled PP and PET in food-contact products; company has already received similar FDA approval in U.S.
BOCA RATON, Florida
June 5, 2012
– NextLife, the global leader of sustainable plastic resins, announced today that the company’s recycled polypropylene (PP) and recycled polystyrene (PS) resins have received clearance from Health Canada for use in manufacture of thermoformed or injection molded articles for contact with food. This marks the first time that any post-consumer recycled resins have received approval in Canada for use in food products. NextLife resins, which are approved for up to 100 percent recycled content, have comparable performance qualities to virgin PP and PS and have wide consumer applications.
“We are extremely pleased to be the first company to receive clearance for post-consumer recycled resins to be used in the manufacture of food contact products in Canada,” said Ronald Whaley, CEO of NextLife. “This expands the target market for our resins and demonstrates the success of our growth strategy which is partly based on securing approvals for our resins in different markets around the globe as we have in the U.S. and now Canada.”
NextLife recycled PP and recycled PS resins also meet U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for up to 100 percent recycled content in thermoformed or injection molded articles for contact with non-alcoholic food.
NextLife is the global leader in the manufacturing of sustainable plastic resins from postconsumer plastic waste. Our 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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