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“As consumers and businesses focus more on recycling and green products, we take pleasure in gearing up to meet the growing demand.”
Paul Keiswetter, Co-Founder & CEO
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  • Petoskey Plastics, Inc. was founded by father and son, Duke and Paul Keiswetter

  • In-house recycling begins

  • Awarded $1.2 million grant to recycle post-consumer poly waste.

  • First Closed-Loop Program

    When Michigan passed the returnable bottle bill law, it created a need for bags to hold those recycled bottles and cans. As a supplier of bags, we worked with the beverage companies to bale the plastic that would otherwise go to the landfill. We picked up the plastic bales, credited…

  • Second Recycling Line Added

  • Hartford City, IN Plant Opens

  • GreenPE SCS Certification

  • Doubled Recycling Capacity

  • New Sort Line Designed and Operational

  • 40th Anniversary of Recycling

  • $8 Million Wash Line Installation

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Through our exclusive, vertically integrated manufacturing process, we are able to add recycled material into the core of our 3-layer film. The outside two layers are made of high-strength virgin LDPE plastic that surrounds the inner core which is made up of up to 70% post-consumer recycled plastic. This high strength, 3-ply film structure adds strength and flexibility to our products which maximizes performance in various polymers.

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After pioneering the program in 1992, we are still closing the loop 25 years later. We continue to partner with our customers to bale used plastic film, such as stretch film, linear low-density and low-density polyethylene clear bags, colored bags, and packaging, collect it in our state-of-the-art recycling facility in Hartford City, IN, and then manufacture into GreenPE® resin. GreenPE® is then sandwiched between virgin resin to make blown film and bag products with up to 70% SCS-certified post-consumer recycled plastic and exceed EPA recycled content requirements.

THE PROGRAM INCLUDES:

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Collection & Transportation

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Sorting & Processing

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Pellet Production & Quality Assurance

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Blown Film Production & Delivery

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"We use environmentally responsible manufacturing and packaging processes that preserve resources, reduce our carbon footprint, and improve our quality of life."
Paul Keiswetter, Co-Founder & CEO
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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 post-consumer plastics. We provide information on the pounds collected, returned, and recycled.

  • Plastic Film & Bags

    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 % 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.

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