Consolidated Container Corp. expects demand for its OceanBound brand of recycled high density polyethylene to increase now that the company has received clearance for food contact from the federal government.

CCC, through its Envision Plastics recycling subsidiary, uses plastic collected within about 30 miles, or 50 kilometers, of waterways to serve as its OceanBound resin. Without collection, the plastic has the potential to be swept into waterways that lead to oceans.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a letter of no objection for OceanBound, clearing the way for its use with food-contact packaging.

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