Nextlife, a leading provider of sustainable solutions for the consumer packaged goods industry, and Preserve, the leading sustainable products company, announce that Nextlife will begin supplying its FDA approved 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) polypropylene (PP) resin to Preserve for use in select products in the company’s line of stylish, eco-friendly personal care, tableware, kitchen and food storage products.
Nextlife produces PCR PP resins from plastic waste supplied by U.S. retailers through a proprietary process of sorting, washing, drying and extruding. The recycled resins can be mixed with virgin food grade resins or used as is to create thermoformed or injection molded products such as cups, plates, cutlery, storage and organization containers and housewares accessories. Nextlife’s PCR polypropylene (PP) and polystyrene (PS) are FDA approved for food contact applications. The carbon footprint of Nextlife resin is 70 percent less than that of virgin resin.
Ben Anderson, COO of Preserve, “We have chosen to partner with Nextlife and to incorporate their resins into some of our products because it will help us serve those retailers and consumers who are looking for products that are both stylish and lighter on the earth. With Nextlife’s FDA approved recycled plastic resins, we can continue to ensure that our products, including cutting boards and colanders, live up to both of those promises.”
Ronald Whaley, president and CEO of Nextlife, “Preserve is a great partner for Nextlife to showcase our unique offering of FDA approved PCR PP resin that is comparable to virgin resin in quality, consistency and price. We look forward to an ongoing relationship with Preserve that helps to bring recycled plastics to the forefront of consumer product manufacturing.”
Nextlife and Preserve will be present at the International Housewares Show, March 6-8, in Chicago, IL, at McCormick Place. As the official sustainability partner of the International Housewares Association (IHA), Nextlife executives will be available at the IHA Going Green display to answer questions related to sustainability solutions and Nextlife sustainable resins. The Going Green display showcases the year’s best in class sustainable products and packaging, including Preserve’s Everyday Tableware and Preserve Toothbrush (featuring an innovative package called a Mail Back Pack). The showcase is located in the Lakeside Center Level 3 Lobby. Preserve will be exhibiting at booth #S3649.