CANADA – Revolution Sustainable Solutions, LLC, a leading U.S. provider of ESG material solutions, has officially acquired PolyAg Recycling, LTD, a prominent Canadian mechanical recycler specializing in agricultural films.

This strategic move is poised to yield mutual benefits for both enterprises, leveraging PolyAg’s existing operations with Revolution’s extensive resources and profound expertise in the film recycling domain.

PolyAg, based in Bashaw, Alberta, commenced operations in 2019, providing a local recycling solution for used agricultural film.

The agricultural sector has witnessed a surge in Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) and Product Stewardship programs, aimed at elevating recycling rates.

Alberta implemented the Extended Producer Responsibility System in 2022, prompting entities like PolyAg to play a pivotal role in executing innovative waste management initiatives. These programs aim to divert waste from landfills and augment circularity within the agricultural market.

This collaborative venture seamlessly aligns with Revolution’s strategic growth objectives, including the recent expansion in Little Rock, Arkansas, where the company invested in state-of-the-art blown film lines for manufacturing specialty agriculture films.

As Revolution intensifies its presence in the agricultural market, integrating PolyAg’s recycling capacity presents significant opportunities to enhance service offerings to agricultural customers across the U.S. and Canadian markets.

Revolution adopts a comprehensive approach, encompassing collection, recycling, and the production of sustainable product solutions.

Sean Whiteley, CEO of Revolution, expressed enthusiasm about the acquisition, emphasizing the potential it holds for delivering impactful sustainable solutions to customers in the U.S. and Canada.

Recognizing PolyAg’s commendable achievements in a relatively short period, Whiteley underscored the combined strength and expertise that position the entities to drive meaningful advancements in sustainability.

Revolution is steadfast in ensuring a seamless transition for PolyAg and its employees, assuring current PolyAg customers of uninterrupted service and support during this transitional phase.

Meanwhile, in a noteworthy development, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted a Letter of No Objection (LNO) to Revolution in October.

This pertained to the company’s proprietary recycling method for producing post-consumer recycled, linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE PCR) from recycled stretch film, sanctioned for food contact applications.

The clear PCR, derived from Revolution’s process, boasts the broadest Conditions of Use (COU) in the industry for LLDPE PCR, allowing its utilization at recycled content levels up to 100% across various food contact articles under diverse conditions – hot/boiling, frozen, refrigerated, and room temperature.

This regulatory affirmation underscores Revolution’s commitment to pioneering sustainable solutions with extensive applicability in the industry.

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