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Mountain Valley Adds Recycling Capacity


MORRISTOWN, TN—Mountain Valley Recycling has added a new processing line to its existing production facility in Morristown, TN. The company specializes in recycling post-consumer films such as grocery and retail bags, stretch wrap, and municipal films. The new line adds 15 million pounds of recycling capacity annually. Mountain Valley has placed an order to install two additional recycling lines in 2006, bringing its film recycling capacity to over 70 million pounds per year.

To meet demand, the site selection and qualification process is underway to open three additional plastic film recycling facilities by the end of 2007. The first opening is scheduled for May 2006 with a 90,000 square foot facility in Ontario, Canada. Future recycling facilities will be located in Nevada and Texas to accommodate the flow of recovered material from Mountain Valley's sourcing partner, NextLife Recycling. NextLife collects and provides Mountain Valley with millions of pounds of post-consumer plastic film each year, with material recovered from nearly every state and province throughout North America. Mountain Valley recycles the recovered films and manufacturers 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) resins in both densified and pelletized forms, sold under OmegaHD, OmegaLD and OmegaLLD, to produce new plastic products such as trash pails, recycling bins, pallets, park benches, composite products and more.

See mvrecycling.com.

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