WM acquires Avangard

WM’s VP of Recycling Discusses What the Avangard Acquisition Means for Plastic Markets

WM is the latest U.S. recycler to demonstrate it’s getting more directly involved in secondary processing infrastructure after announcing Tuesday it will acquire assets from Avangard Innovative. While the initial focus is on plastic film, the transaction could also have broader implications for the future business model of recycling. WM has invested in secondary processing ventures before, but VP Brent Bell said the market conditions make this round different. To learn more about what this acquisition means for the marketplace, click here.