OAKLAND -- Ecologic Brands, a Bay Area company that makes sustainable and environmentally friendly packaging products, will open a new manufacturing in Manteca next month. A grand opening celebration is scheduled for July 18.
The new 60,000-square-foot plant will make bottles molded from recycled paper, such as cardboard and old newspaper, instead of plastic. A spokesman for Ecologic said the cardboard bottles have an 85 percent recycling rate, while less than 10 percent of plastic is recycled. Ecologic Brands, which is headquartered in Oakland, makes recycled bottles for Seventh Generation, which sells chemical-free laundry detergent, and provides milk cartons for Straus Family Creamery.
The plant brings up to 100 new jobs, with about 30 employees already hired. Manteca is in San Joaquin County.
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