Petoskey Plastics Receives NOL from FDA for Food-Contact PCR-LLDPE

GreenPE® 12CL Post-Consumer Recycled Resin Suitable for Specific Food-Contact Applications

PETOSKEY, Mich. – Oct. 24 2023 – Petoskey Plastics has received a No Objection Letter (NOL) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirming the capability of its secondary recycling process to produce post-consumer recycled linear, low-density polyethylene (PCR-LLDPE) material that is suitable for food-contact applications. The PCR-LLDPE is intended for use up to 100% recycled content in the manufacture of articles for use in contact with Food Type VIII (dry foods with no surface fat or oil, including raw fruits, vegetables, and shell eggs), for frozen, refrigerated, and room temperature conditions of use.

Jason Keiswetter, President of Petoskey Plastics, stated, “I am very excited and proud of our team’s relentless pursuit of a perfect PCR pellet. Receiving our No Objection Letter from the FDA is a testament to our unwavering commitment to continuous improvement.”

In addition to the FDA-issued favorable opinion, Petoskey Plastics’ GreenPE® Polyethylene Repro – H-RM-RE0012CL resin is third-party certified by SCS Global Services (SCS) for recycled content with a Minimum of 99% Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) Polyethylene. Petoskey Plastics offers six different GreenPE® recycled polyethylene resins, four of which are SCS Recycled Content certified for different percentages of post-consumer and pre-consumer recycled polyethylene content. 

Petoskey Plastics first began in-house recycling in 1978, in Petoskey, Michigan. In 1990, it was awarded a grant from the State of Michigan through the Quality of Life Bond Fund to recycle post-consumer polyethylene waste. Today, the company operates a leading-edge recycling facility in Hartford City, Indiana, where it produced over 35.6 million pounds of recycled resin in 2022.

Keiswetter said, “With every step forward, we increase our contribution to the noble fight of recycling more plastics and finding additional uses for them. This achievement fuels us as we strive for a greener, more sustainable future.”

Petoskey Plastics is an environmentally focused recycler and plastic film, bag, and resin manufacturer. Headquartered in Petoskey, Michigan, the company provides products and custom engineered solutions for a variety of industries, including automotive, industrial, institutional, retail, construction, home improvement, medical, and more.  Petoskey Plastics has facilities in Michigan, Indiana, Tennessee, and Texas.  Contact Petoskey Plastics at +1 (231) 347-2602 for sustainable engineered films or visit Current job openings are listed here.

SCS Global Services (SCS) has been providing global leadership in third-party quality, environmental and sustainability verification, certification, auditing, testing, and standards development for close to four decades. Its programs span a cross-section of industries, recognizing achievements in green building, product manufacturing, food and agriculture, forestry, power generation, retail, and more.

Petoskey Plastics' H-RM-RE0012CL resin
Petoskey Plastics’ Recycled Resin Pellets

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