News | May 21, 2024

ALPLA Brings Recyclable Plastics To Life With Public Art Installation

Mcdonough, GA (BUSINESS WIRE) - ALPLA, a global manufacturer and recycler of innovative packaging solutions and creator of the sustainability education site Plastic Reimagined, today announced its upcoming public art installation designed to inspire communities to see a world in which the full value of all objects is utilized.

ALPLA has partnered with artist Hyland Mather to create and install a large-scale art piece in Atlanta’s Colony Square June 1-7, 2024, culminating in a final celebration on June 7, 12:00 p.m. The art piece will continue to be displayed in Colony Square throughout the summer, serving as a reminder of the continued value recyclable plastics can provide beyond their initial purpose.

The art piece will be created entirely with type 1, 2 and 5 recyclable plastics, using objects discovered by Mather throughout Atlanta as well as collected by ALPLA employees. Mather will begin installation on June 1 and continue to work throughout the following week, allowing members of the public to observe and experience the circular economy first-hand as the artist transforms used plastics into a captivating work of art.

ALPLA’s interactive public art installation is an extension of its ongoing sustainability initiative Plastic Reimagined, designed to provide reliable and action-based content to consumers on how to reduce plastic pollution and create a cleaner, more sustainable world. In addition to inviting the community to observe the art installation in-person at Colony Square, ALPLA will post regular updates throughout the installation on Instagram (@plasticreimagined) and X (@reimagineplast).

"Ensuring the protection of our planet and its natural resources is a shared responsibility, and a straightforward way to contribute is by recycling our plastics when we can,” said Billy Rice, Sustainability Manager at ALPLA. “As a company that uses and processes recycled plastics, ALPLA knows the transformative power of the circular economy. We’re eager to see this transformation brought to life by Hyland Mather as he turns everyday plastics into a visual piece that educates and inspires.”

About Hyland Mather
Hyland Mather is an artist best known for constructivist and geometric assemblage of found objects, which Mather calls “lost objects.” His practice extends through many mediums, including mural painting, works on paper and canvas, and works in steel, light and sound. Hyland splits his time between Amsterdam, Portugal and Washington State, and can be found on Instagram at @thelostobject.

About Plastic Reimagined
Plastic Reimagined, an initiative of ALPLA, is an online campaign advocating for a circular economy. The website and social channels strive to educate and innovate with like-minded people determined to make a difference. Working across the entire value chain, we collaborate with others to reimagine the future of plastic through innovation, education, and advocacy for responsible use, effective recycling, and environmental protection. Join us in shaping a sustainable plastic future:

About the ALPLA Group
ALPLA is one of the leading companies involved in plastic packaging and recycling. Around 23,300 employees worldwide produce custom-made packaging systems, bottles, caps and molded parts at 196 sites across 47 countries. In North America, ALPLA specializes in bottles and caps for the food, beverage, auto, health, beauty, and home care industries by using conscientious culture to drive purposeful packaging. ALPLA operates recycling plants for PET and HDPE. The international network of ALPLArecycling now includes 13 plants, including 4 joint ventures, in 9 countries: Germany, Italy, Mexico, Austria, Poland, Romania, Spain, South Africa and Thailand. Other projects are being realized elsewhere around the world.

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