NRT, BHS Chosen for CarbonLite Plastics Recycling Facility

NRT to provide 9 optical sorters.

CarbonLite has selected Bulk Handling Systems (BHS), NRT and Nihot to provide the front-end recycling system for its new 200,000 square foot Plastics Recycling Facility. Equipment provided includes:

See CarbonLite release below: 

Los Angeles, Calif., June 6, 2014—CarbonLITE Recycling LLC, an HPC company, today announced that it has signed contracts for the supply of primary process equipment to be installed in its new plastic recycling facility in Abilene, TX.

 

The 200,000-square-foot plant will annually recycle roughly 100 million pounds of beverage bottles into PET pellets that can be used to make new bottles. It will employ more than 100 personnel. The CarbonLITE group currently operates a similar facility in Riverside, Calif. This plant also has an annual capacity of roughly 100 million pounds. In keeping with its philosophy of carbon reduction, CarbonLITE intends to power the Abilene plant with 100 percent green energy.

The new plant’s front-end, bale-opening and bottle-sorting will be built by Bulk Handling Systems of Eugene, OR using sorting modules from its subsidiary, NRT of Nashville, TN.  The label-removal, bottle-washing, grinding and flake-washing modules will be sourced from AMUT S.p.A of Novara, Italy, and food-grade purification and pelletizing will use the Prime technology from EREMA North America Inc. Total investment in equipment and infrastructure will exceed $60 million.

CarbonLITE President Neville Browne is confident of a smooth ramp-up for the new plant. “We have had a very important learning curve in Riverside that has played, and will continue to play, a critical role in both the design and implementation of our plans for Abilene.”  

CarbonLITE has a strategic alliance with Nestlé Waters North America and its Abilene plant will be supplying Nestlé’s bottling facilities near Dallas.

Browne is passionate about the future of recycling. “The beverage bottling giants are all committed to incorporating post-consumer material into their bottles,” he said. “Some companies are more aggressive than others and Nestlé is certainly leading the charge with its 50-percent post-consumer initiatives. We have total confidence in the market for high quality post-consumer PET material. The only defense for single-use plastic packaging is to make certain it is made from earlier generations of itself rather than from virgin raw material.  New plastic bottles should be made from old plastic bottles. That’s the ultimate sustainability.”

Installation of the equipment in Abilene will begin in Q4 2014 with first production expected in  Q2 2015.

 

About CarbonLITE Recycling: CarbonLITE is one of the world’s largest producers of bottle-grade post-consumer recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate (pcrPET).  Founded with a commitment to closed-loop, bottle-to-bottle recycling, it specializes in processing used plastic bottles into pcrPET pellets that are then used to make new bottles. CarbonLITE opened its first plant in Riverside, CA in 2011and it now supplies some of the world’s major beverage brands, including PepsiCo and Nestlé Waters North America. It processes around 2 billion used bottles (100 million pounds) annually.

More from NRT

CarbonLITE Selects BHS for Fully-Automated Plastics Recycling System

Lehigh Valley, Pa. – February 5, 2019 – – Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) has been selected to supply the front-end recycling system for CarbonLITE’s newest post-consumer recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) plant.

Read more

GreenWaste Recovery Opens 90-tph Mixed Waste MRF

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Aug. 7, 2018 – – In 2008 GreenWaste Recovery, Inc. (GWR) was awarded SWANA’s Gold Award for Recycling Excellence for the company’s Mixed Waste Material Recovery Facility (MRF). The system, built by Bulk Handling Systems (BHS)

Read more

BHS to Build Advanced Recycling System in South Carolina

Moncks Corner, S.C. – January 30, 2018 – South Carolina-based RePower South (RPS) has begun construction of the Berkeley County Recycling and Recovery Facility, which will be the most advanced Mixed Waste Processing facility on the East Coast. The turnkey recovery system will be provided by Bulk Handling Systems (BHS)

Read more

Penn Waste Debuts Upgraded MRF

York, PA – November 1, 2017 – – Penn Waste is all systems go after adding new optical sorting and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to the company’s state-of-the-art Single Stream Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in York, Pennsylvania. Provided by Bulk Handling Systems (BHS)

Read more

SUEZ UK Opens Aberdeen Recycling Systems

Aberdeen, Scotland – October 24, 2017 – – SUEZ’s Recycling & Recovery UK Division recently started-up two new systems located at the Altens East Industrial Estate south of Aberdeen, Scotland. The turnkey Single Stream and Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) systems provided by Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) process 20-tonnes-per-hour (tph)

Read more

BHS Announces Video Series

Eugene, Oregon – September 27, 2017 – – Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) has launched the BHS Value Series, a series of six videos that gives viewers an inside look into the real value-drivers behind a materials recovery facility (MRF) investment.

Read more

BHS Selected for Puente Hills MRF

LOS ANGELES – September 21, 2017 – – The Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County (Districts) have selected Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) to design, manufacture and install a new materials recovery system at the Districts’ Puente Hills Materials Recovery Facility (PHMRF).

Read more

BHS Names Rich Reardon Managing Director of Max-AI™

Eugene, Ore. – July 5, 2017 – – Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) has named Rich Reardon Managing Director of Max-AI™. During Reardon’s decade long career with BHS he has served as BHS’ Director of Sales and Marketing and most recently as Southwest Regional Sales Manager and Plastics Market Specialist.

Read more

GreenWaste Selects BHS for Mixed Waste MRF

San Jose, California – June 21, 2017 – – GreenWaste Recovery commissioned a 40-tph Mixed Waste Material Recovery Facility (MRF) in May 2007. That system was awarded SWANA’s 2008 Gold Award for Recycling Excellence. More than 10 years later, GreenWaste is ready to expand.

Read more

Penn Waste Invests in MRF Technology

York, PA – June 07, 2017 – – Penn Waste has announced plans to add technology and capacity to the company’s 35-ton-per-hour (tph) Single Stream recycling system housed in the company’s 96,000-square-foot Manchester, PA Materials Recovery Facility (MRF). Eugene, Oregon-based Bulk Handling Systems (BHS)

Read more

Cleanaway opens Perth Super MRF

Perth, Australia – May 31, 2017 – – Cleanaway has opened a new 50-tonne-per-hour Single Stream Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in Perth, Western Australia. Designed, manufactured and installed by Eugene, Oregon-based Bulk Handling Systems (BHS)

Read more

BHS and NRT Introduce Max-AI™

Eugene, Ore. and Nashville, Tenn. – April 18, 2017 - - Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) has announced the arrival of Max-AI™ technology, an artificial intelligence that identifies recyclables and other items for recovery.

Read more

NRT Introduces New Color Sorter

Nashville, Tenn. – January 25, 2017 – National Recovery Technologies (NRT) has announced a new addition to the company’s product offering, the ColorPlus-R. Similar to the ColorPlus, the ColorPlus-R uses an advanced image processing system to detect materials based on color analysis and object recognition.

Read more

NRT and Buhler Sortex join forces to offer a ‘one-stop shop’ to plastics recyclers

Strategic partnership between global sorting experts combines the best of bottle and flake sorting technologies across Europe and North America Further information can be found at www.bottletoflake.

Read more