“As consumers and businesses focus more on recycling and green products,
we take pleasure in gearing up to meet the growing demand.” Mr. Paul Keiswetter, Co-Founder & CEO
40 Years of Recycling History
We first began recycling in 1978 and have never stopped thinking green.
Our Greencore® closed-loop recycling program takes post-consumer plastic out of the waste stream and puts it back into customer products. Thanks to our unique, multi-layer manufacturing process, we’re supplying our customers with high-performance polyethylene products that are good for them and good for the environment.
What We do for our customers and the environment
Closed Loop Programs
We offer a variety of products and services that help our customers divert landfill-bound used plastic into reusable products like resins or bags and film. We pioneered closed loop recycling processes that divert and recycle landfill-bound plastic waste for use in our products. Learn more about the program here.
Recycling Management & Collection
We have a team of field service experts that help our customers increase the value of their used plastics through training and education of their employees. We manage transportation. Your pick up will be coordinated by our staff. “One call does it all!”
We manufacture post-consumer plastic resin from plastic that has been collected following its original intended use.
Green bags made smarter and stronger. Greencore® Trash Bags get their strength from two layers of high-strength virgin plastic surrounding an inner core of 65% Post-Consumer Recycled Plastic.
We use environmentally responsible manufacturing and packaging processes that preserve resources,
reduce our carbon footprint and improve our quality of life.Mr. Paul Keiswetter, Co-Founder & CEO
Sustainability Scorecard Program
We help our customers reduce their carbon footprint.
Petoskey Plastics is committed to sustainable materials management. Our commitment to a sustainable environment includes: helping to create sustainable products, primarily using recycled plastic as the feedstock, reducing petrochemical usage, reducing energy use and reducing the carbon footprint (greenhouse gas emissions).
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) foster environmental innovations that are consistent with Petoskey Plastics commitment.
The FREE scorecard we provide our customers includes
Plastic Film Recycled
Petoskey Plastics purchases land-filled bound used plastics. We provide information on the pounds collected, returned and recycled.
Plastic Film & Bags
Comparison is then created between products made with recycled content vs. prime materials. With the help of our third party consultants, we can provide a direct correlation to the offsets and omission savings.
Total Percentage of Recycled Material
Our engineered solutions and commitment to sustainability push us to design products with higher levels of recycled content.
FREE Scorecard Indicating CO2 saved as well as CO2 Equivalents and Emissions
Our customers receive a customized scorecard which is a FREE service we provide for any specified timeframe.
It’s Earth Day Everyday with Greencore® Products at Petoskey Plastics
How do we contribute to a sustainable environment?
GreenPE® post-consumer plastic resin is made from plastic that has been recycled following its original intended use.
We produce GreenPE® resin at our recycling and manufacturing facility in Hartford City, Indiana. This central location enables us to serve major U.S. markets with recycling services and shipment of GreenPE® resin.
Products made with GreenPe® pcr resin
Greencore® Customer Support