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Sunoco Recycling Charlotte to Become a Full-Scale Material Recovery Facility

March 17, 2010
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Work is underway to transition Sonoco Recycling, Inc.’s Charlotte Recycling Center into a full-scale material recovery facility (MRF) by early summer 2010. According to Business Wire, the $2.6 million project will result in the Charlotte center, located at 3901 Barringer Drive, becoming the third MRF owned and operated by the Company in the Southeast. The others are located in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Columbia, South Carolina. In November 2009, Sonoco Recycling completed a $2 million expansion project at the Charlotte center. The project expanded the facility’s footprint by 23,500 square feet and included the installation of new commercial sorting and baling equipment. In addition, the facility’s outside space was redesigned to improve traffic flow. Sonoco Recycling’s Charlotte center accepts and processes corrugated boxes and other grades of paper as well as plastic and other materials.The facility accepts curbside material delivered by the public and offers flatbed pick up of baled material, and van pick up for loose, palletized or baled material. Sonoco, which processes and uses many of these recycled materials to produce recycled paperboard at its paper mills in the Southeast, then uses that paperboard to produce new consumer and industrial packaging, making Sonoco one of the few closed loop suppliers of packaging in the industry.

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