Direct Pack acquires Mexican recycler

AZUSA, California – Direct Pack, Inc. (DPI) is expanding its global operations with the acquisition of Guadalajara, Mexico-based Atmosphera Verde – a facility capable of recycling 20,000 tons of PET plastic, including post-consumer PET thermoforms. It will be rebranded as Direct Pack Recycling.

By working with its corporate and waste management partners to reclaim more of its own used packaging, DPI now has the in-house ability to reprocess it, and for it to become new thermoformed packaging again.

“Everything we do at Direct Pack is fueled by a deep commitment to sustainability and innovation with an ultimate goal of making PET plastic an infinite resource,” said Craig Snedden, president of Direct Pack, Inc.

“Expanding our operations to include recycling is a natural fit and will allow us to be even more nimble in delivering affordable, custom packaging solutions, while also reducing waste and improving our overall impact on the environment.”

Direct Pack Recycling (DPR) will also aid in creating the material needed to manufacture the company’s BOTTLEBOX line of containers — made of post-consumer recycled PET bottles and thermoformed packages.

Direct Pack, Inc. is a subsidiary of PMC Global, Inc.