Evergreen was originally founded in 1998 to provide a sustainable, reliable supply of quality polyester resin for parent company Greenbridge Packaging’s portfolio of PET strapping.
Thanks to our team, advanced recycling technologies and processes, strong customer relationships, and growing capacity, Evergreen has grown significantly. In April 2021, we added a second recycling and rPET manufacturing facility in Riverside, California, tripling our capacity, Today, Evergreen is among the nation’s largest plastic (PET) recyclers, processing more than 200 billion post-consumer PET bottles a year at our two facilities. We’re also a major producer of recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET), producing 120 million pounds of food-grade rPET pellet each year. Evergreen is the preferred supplier of rPET pellet and flake to top global brands and packaging companies, helping them increase recycled content in their products, meet sustainability goals and satisfy consumer preference for more sustainable packaging.
Evergreen is now in the process of expanding our production capacity of rPET, a move that will increase our annual volume of food grade pellet and flake by 50 percent. Existing pellet lines are being upgraded to solid state processing to meet the most exacting customer specifications.
There’s another important side to Evergreen. We partner with municipal and commercial recycling facilities as well as business and industrial customers, accepting recyclable material and offering rebates for PET bottles and other PET material. This material is then sorted and made ready for other uses. The end goal is to make landfills a thing of the past, help customers achieve sustainability goals and make the circular economy possible for all of us.
1 Billion Plus
PET Bottles Recycled
40 Million Pounds
of rPET Produced
of Recyclable Material Collected
Evergreen Leadership Team
Greenbridge Is Doubling Manufacturing Capacity of Food-Grade rPET at Evergreen Division
With demand for recycled PET surging, Greenbridge is doubling our manufacturing capacity of rPET pellets at our Evergreen recycling and rPET manufacturing division in Clyde, Ohio. When the expansion is complete in mid-2022, capacity will expand from 40 million pounds of rPET annually to 80 million pounds, making Greenbridge among the largest producers of rPET resin in the Midwest.
Included in the is a new, 54,000-square-foot building adjacent to the current 238,000-square foot facility. The addition will house a new high-volume, food-grade rPET manufacturing line. Evergreen’s two existing lines will be retrofitted with solid-state polycondensation reactors consistent with the new line in delivering the higher quality rPET specifications required by leading consumer products brands.