RECYCLING FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS
Headquartered in Western Michigan, Bata Plastics is a family owned and operated business that was established in 1985. We offer a full-service recycling partnership with companies to help them cut costs, develop an environmental management system, and to accomplish our mission to conserve our natural resources and protect our environment for future generations.
Bata Plastics buys surplus and rejected parts of postindustrial plastics from manufacturers and scrap dealers. Some of our services include custom toll grinding, re-pelletizing, and baling. We tailor our services to fit our customer's needs offering complete “closed loop “recycling solutions. Quality control includes inspection and careful analysis in our plant. Plastic types include flex and rigid PVC, HDPE, LDPE, PP, GFPP, TFPP, TPO, PS, HIPS, ABS, PSABS, and PC. Plastic forms vary from: engineering resin, regrind, lumps, chunks and purges.
With innovative thinking in production and effective buying/selling in the market place, the company has grown in 35 years from two to 84 employees, a 30,000 square foot to 120,000 square foot Silver LEED Certified Grand Rapids facility, and one tractor with 12 trailers to three tractors with 115 trailers, and added a second 100,000 sq. ft. bldg. in Toledo, OH.
Creative development, compensation for plastic scrap, careful production, and supplying a second-generation plastic for continued use in the marketplace has saved millions of pounds of plastic from entering landfills. Together, employees at Bata Plastics Grand Rapids, Michigan and Toledo, Ohio facilities recycle nearly nine million pounds of plastic every year—an environmental impact that translates to saving enough electricity to power the average home for 856,464 days!
Bata Plastics is a member of the West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum, West Michigan Environmental Action Coalition, and the Michigan Recyclers Coalition. In 2004 Fifth Third Bank nominated Bata Plastics for the Family Owned Business of the Year Award given by the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce. In 2005 the Neighborhood Environmental Partners Gold Awards Program developed by the Department of Environmental Quality to recognize facilities and their community partners who have worked together to improve the environment locally by implementing ongoing environmental projects, presented Bata Plastics with the NEP Gold Award. “This award recognizes Bata Plastic’s strong commitment to its community, and to our state,” said Director Chester. “I am pleased to join them today as a partner in protecting our environment and ensuring Michigan’s future.” In 2006 Bata Plastics has also been nominated for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. In addition, Bata Plastics is the only Silver Level LEED certified Plastics Recycler in North America.