Myplas Revolutionizes Recycling in the US with New Flexible Film Plant

Myplas, a leader in recycling innovation based in South Africa, has recently inaugurated a state-of-the-art flexible film recycling facility in Rogers, Minnesota. This marks a notable advancement for the company and reflects a significant collaboration with MBOLD, a coalition of Minnesota-based companies, researchers, and non-profits​​.

The Rogers plant features advanced mechanical recycling and pelletizing capabilities, capable of processing both high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and low-density polyethylene (LDPE) films. It’s projected to recycle about 90 million pounds of plastic waste annually, boosting the local economy with around 200 new jobs​​.

Andrew Pieterse, CEO of Myplas USA, shared his enthusiasm about this milestone, highlighting the importance of this initiative in realizing the company’s vision and its contribution to the industry​​. In the US, the usage of flexible films is immense, with only 5% currently recycled, pointing to a significant opportunity for environmental impact​​.

Nicholas Kolesch from the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW) also emphasized the potential for resource recovery in the plastic value chain, particularly in managing film and flexible plastic waste​​.

This initiative aligns with global efforts to mitigate the environmental impact of plastics. Integrating advanced recycling technologies and fostering collaborative partnerships, Myplas is at the forefront of promoting a circular economy and sustainable waste management practices​​.

The Minnesota plant is a testament to Myplas’ commitment to innovation and environmental stewardship, setting an example for the industry in managing plastic waste challenges through collaborative efforts​​.”