Acting now

We’re excited about partnership initiatives that are dramatically reducing waste and showing the world what’s possible in terms of recycling.

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Shop, Recycle, Repeat

Our new project with Food City — Shop, Recycle, Repeat — is a game changer for the community. At select stores, Eastman and Food City, a leading regional grocery company, have placed specially marked recycling bins where shoppers can deposit almost any kind of plastic.

Visit our website for a wealth of information, including FAQs and the locations of Shop, Recycle, Repeat bins at select Food City stores.

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Good Sports Always Give Back

Eastman and the University of Tennessee have a more than 30-year history of partnering on recycling through Good Sports Always Give Back. This program has promoted recycling and recycling education since the 1990s.

The university and Eastman even collaborated on recycling world records the past two years. At a University of Tennessee football game in 2023, Eastman and UT partnered with fans to recycle almost 45,000 pounds of game day waste. That’s a world record for a college recycling event — breaking the record set in 2022 by UT and Eastman.

You can learn more about the recycling record and watch a video about two schools who joined forces for a cleaner tomorrow.

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Be part of positive change

Eastman is committed to building a circular economy, but we know that one company, country, nongovernmental organization or person can’t do it alone. Plastic waste is a big problem. Working together, we can solve it.

Innovation and collaboration are part of the Eastman DNA. Connect with us, and we’ll be in touch.

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Eastman’s molecular recycling

In Kingsport, Tennessee, Eastman operates one of the world’s largest material-to-material molecular recycling facilities.

Eastman’s molecular recycling technologies process hard-to-recycle plastic waste that usually goes to landfill or incineration. Through these recycling innovations, Eastman takes in many kinds of hard-to-recycle plastic and processes them — so they perform just like new materials.

Through molecular recycling, Eastman reduces waste, preserves natural resources and gives plastic new life in new products. And molecular recycling can do this over and over again.

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Be part of positive change.

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