Nextlife™ & Preserve® Announce Partnership

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					Nextlife™ & Preserve® Announce Partnership
Partnership includes a supply agreement for Nextlife’s FDA approved 100% post-consumer recycled
polypropylene

March 06, 2011 09:03 AM Eastern Time 

BOCA RATON, Fla.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Nextlife™, a leading provider of sustainable solutions for 
the consumer packaged goods industry, and Preserve®, the leading sustainable products company, announce that
Nextlife will begin supplying its FDA approved 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) polypropylene (PP) resin to
Preserve for use in select products in the company’s line of stylish, eco-friendly personal care, tableware, kitchen
and food storage products.

Nextlife produces PCR PP resins from plastic waste supplied by U.S. retailers through a proprietary process of
sorting, washing, drying and extruding. The recycled resins can be mixed with virgin food grade resins or used as is
to create thermoformed or injection molded products such as cups, plates, cutlery, storage and organization
containers and housewares accessories. Nextlife’s PCR polypropylene (PP) and polystyrene (PS) are FDA
approved for food contact applications. The carbon footprint of Nextlife resin is 70 percent less than that of virgin
resin.

Ben Anderson, COO of Preserve, “We have chosen to partner with Nextlife and to incorporate their resins into
some of our products because it will help us serve those retailers and consumers who are looking for products that
are both stylish and lighter on the earth. With Nextlife’s FDA approved recycled plastic resins, we can continue to
ensure that our products, including cutting boards and colanders, live up to both of those promises.” 

Ronald Whaley, president and CEO of Nextlife, “Preserve is a great partner for Nextlife to showcase our unique
offering of FDA approved PCR PP resin that is comparable to virgin resin in quality, consistency and price. We look
forward to an ongoing relationship with Preserve that helps to bring recycled plastics to the forefront of consumer
product manufacturing.” 

Nextlife and Preserve will be present at the International Housewares Show, March 6-8, in Chicago, IL, at
McCormick Place. As the official sustainability partner of the International Housewares Association (IHA), Nextlife
executives will be available at the IHA Going Green display to answer questions related to sustainability solutions
and Nextlife sustainable resins. The Going Green display showcases the year’s best in class sustainable products and
packaging, including Preserve’s Everyday Tableware and Preserve Toothbrush (featuring an innovative package
called a Mail Back Pack). The showcase is located in the Lakeside Center Level 3 Lobby. Preserve will be
exhibiting at booth #S3649.

About Nextlife

Nextlife is a leading provider of sustainable solutions for the consumer packaged goods industry. Nextlife represents
and supports a network of manufacturers that produce sustainable raw materials and products containing up to
100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) content including proprietary FDA approved grades. All materials are
certified via a 3rd party Lifecycle Assessment (LCA), assuring customers and brand owners peace of mind when
substantiating any environmental claims. Nextlife’s mission is to offer practical sustainable solutions based on high
quality PCR materials, scientific substantiation, brand marketing support and unique closed loop recycling programs
for businesses and consumers that want to minimize their impact on our planet. For more information, please visit
www.nextlife.com.
About Preserve

Preserve is the leading producer of performance-driven and stylish 100% recycled household products. Preserve
turns yogurt cups into toothbrushes and take-out containers into cutting boards. Preserve has been putting big ideas
into small packages and finding smarter ways to make everyday products for the kitchen, table, and bathroom since
1996. The company is powered by the recycling efforts of individuals and companies via its Preserve Gimme 5
program. This program accepts #5 plastics that many municipalities do not currently recycle — such as yogurt cups
and other common household containers — transforming them into new Preserve products. All recycling and
manufacturing is done in the USA. Preserve empowers people to make everyday choices that are better for the earth
while offering real solutions without compromise. Preserve products can be found at forward-thinking retailers like
Whole Foods Market, Target, Amazon.com and a wide range of grocery, specialty and natural food stores. Visit us
online at www.preserveproducts.com.

Contacts
Nextlife
Matthew Lindberg, 203-682-8214
Account Supervisor, ICR
Mobile: 203-644-7028
Matthew.Lindberg@icrinc.com
or
Catherine Del Spina, 914-276-4867
Chief Sustainability Merchant
Mobile: 917-797-1994
cds@delspina.com
or
Preserve
Christina Ramirez, 781-893-1032
Marketing Manager
christina.ramirez@preserveproducts.com

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