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Bainbridge Plant Hopes to Bring Jobs and Develop Plastic Replacement

Bainbridge Plant Hopes to Bring Jobs and Develop Plastic Rep
Posted at 1:51 PM, Aug 13, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-13 10:27:51-04

BAINBRIDGE. GA (WTXL) -- The Meredian plant says that its company is working on a new development to help replace plastic and it could being many new jobs to the area.

The company said it will use canola oil to come up with a more sustainable replacement for plastic. A new facility to help bring about this change is expected to bring thousands of jobs.

The plant is in the final steps of its expansion processes.

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black visited the plant Tuesday.

"We're pretty good in identifying where there is a problem, and it's undeniable that there's a problem with waste, there's a problem with landfills, with solid waste disposal/ It's always good that when you have a problem you have a solution. And that's the interesting thing here, we have an opportunity here for a solution," said Commissioner Black.