NURRC Project Featured in G-Magazine

NURRC Project Featured in G-Magazine

Our Town: Bottles Up

Spartanburg recycling plant grows its green operations
Written By: Heidi Coryell Williams
Photographs by: ©2009 Fred Martin, Jr.

May 2009 -- What's bigger than some Boston Harbor Islands, two miles off I-85, and expected to eliminate more than 200,000 cars worth of carbon dioxide from the air we breathe?

The answer can be found right in Greenville's backyard: The world's largest plastic bottle-to-bottle recycling plant, which recently opened on a 30-acre site in neighboring Spartanburg County. (The facility's design and construction was completed by Greenville-based O'Neal Inc.) The newly expanded plastic recycling operation will¬-at full capacity¬-allow plant operator New United Resource Recovery Corporation to reclaim 100 million pounds of plastic annually. That's enough synthetic stuff to make nearly two billion recycled 20-ounce bottles, all of which will eventually make their way back to store shelves.

Better yet, by making its bottles from salvaged materials (rather than raw ones) the plant will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by one million metric tons over the next decade. Talk about a breath of fresh air¬-that¬'s like taking 215,000 cars off the road.

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