'Fill the Bins': Western Michigan PakTech® Recycling Program Launches Spring '23
June 2023 Update: Read PakTech's newly released, peer-reviewed Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) which considers the full life cycle of the beverage packaging product, from cradle-to-grave. This includes recycled HDPE pellet procurement, plastic handle production, forestry management and logging, paperboard production and conversion into ﬁnished beverage packaging, distribution packaging, ﬁlling, end of life, and transport at all stages in the life cycle.
A trio of western Michigan breweries are serving as new PakTech® drop-off locations for the widely popular and colorfulcan carriers in an effort to reduce their environmental footprint and promote sustainability in their communities.
Consumers can simply bring in their used PakTech handles and deposit them into the easily recognizable, designated bins at the respective breweries. The breweries may offer incentives to customers who help “fill the bins.”
Millcraft coordinated with PakTech and Schupan to efficiently close this recycling gap in Michigan's western side. Once the breweries collect enough handles to properly recycle, the carriers will be transported to Schupan’s Wixom, Michigan facility for processing.
Interested in becoming a PakTech Recycling Partner? PakTech launched its recycling program in 2018 and today has agreements with over 750 businesses (and counting) as recycling partners for drop-off collection sites.
Join the hundreds of grocery stores, breweries, markets, and recycling facilities in collecting and processing PakTech handles, to ensure they are properly recycled and repurposed into new products such as flower pots, park benches, new PakTech handles, and more.