The Pet Sustainability Coalition (PSC) is expanding its Return to Retail recycling project, aimed at establishing a nationwide collection program for multi-layer multi-material pet food and treat packaging at pet retail locations, across the United States following a successful pilot program.
In 2020-2021, PSC pioneered the Flex Forward program, collecting more than 8,000 pounds of post-consumer pet food packaging through a Return to Retail initiative in the Pacific Northwest. The bags were subjected to 17 recycling tests and a pyrolysis partner achieved a 15 percent return rate of polyethylene with minimal contamination, surpassing expectations.
To further the program’s reach, PSC is seeking a partner to support the operations, logistics and day-to-day program management of the future Return to Retail program.
Learn more about the project, background of the pilot program, milestones and timelines in the Request for Proposal here.
Proposals are to be submitted to email@example.com by Dec. 15, 2023.