PLASTICS Releases New Recycling is Real Video Featuring PolyQuest, Farmingdale, New York

Washington D.C.— The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) has unveiled the tenth video as part of the Recycling is Real advocacy campaign, dedicated to promoting and defending plastic recycling in America. This new video highlights the efforts taking place at PolyQuest’s facility in Farmingdale, New York, where bottles made from polyethylene terephthalate, or PET are recycled.

PLASTICS’ Recycling is Real campaign, which began in September of 2023, has featured Ultra-Poly, Placon, Novolex, MAAG, Niagara Bottling, Epsilyte, Amcor, Envision Plastics, and an advanced recycling partnership between TenCate, Cyclyx International and ExxonMobil

“Plastic recycling is very real, and it happens every single day across America, including in Farmingdale, New York,” said PLASTICS’ President and CEO Matt Seaholm. “The Recycling is Real campaign highlights the people of our industry across America who work to recycle valuable materials every single day. We will continue to show the public and lawmakers that recycling is undeniable, and a feasible and economical way to achieve a more circular economy.” 

“We are thankful to support the Recycling is Real campaign by highlighting one of our facilities and are honored to share more about what our team is doing,” said Monica Filyaw, Director of Quality, Safety, and Regulatory Affairs at PolyQuest. “We remain committed to sustainability and are a proud recycler of plastics in both the post-consumer and post-industrial streams. Together we can do more.”

Click here to view Recycling is Real featuring PolyQuest

The Recycling is Real campaign will provide content to help elected officials and policymakers understand that recycling is a vital link of the sustainability and circularity chain, enabling them to make more well-informed decisions about recycling resources for their constituents.

The campaign has also been created in an effort to put an end to false narratives claiming that recycling doesn’t happen or is a “myth.” Recycling has come under attack from those who wish to reduce or eliminate the production of plastic altogether. Recycling is Real will show how recycling happens, where it happens and introduce the people who make it happen.

PolyQuest is a privately held thermoplastic resin distributor headquartered in Wilmington, North Carolina with U.S. facilities in Darlington, South Carolina; Florence, South Carolina; and Farmingdale, New York. PolyQuest maintains a global reach offering one of the broadest resin catalogs in the hemisphere for the bottle, sheet, strapping, film, fiber, compounding, and injection molding markets. Contact us to learn more about PolyQuest as a partner for your PET, PP, PE, HIPS, and rPET materials needs and processing solutions.

The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) is the only organization that supports the entire plastics supply chain, including Equipment Suppliers, Material Suppliers, Processors, and Recyclers, representing over one million workers in our $548 billion U.S. industry. PLASTICS advances the priorities of our members who are dedicated to investing in technologies that improve capabilities and advances in recycling and sustainability and providing essential products that allow for the protection and safety of our lives. Since 1937, PLASTICS has been working to make its members, and the seventh largest U.S. manufacturing industry, more globally competitive while supporting circularity through educational initiatives, industry-leading insights and events, convening opportunities and policy advocacy, including the largest plastics trade show in the Americas, NPE2024: The Plastics Show.