CarbonLite Holdings LLC
Headquarters Los Angeles, USA

Company Profile

CarbonLite was founded by Leon Farahnik. Headquartered in Los Angeles, USA and with facilities in Riverside and Dallas, the company‘s 220,000-square-foot bottle-to-bottle PET recycling plant processes more than two billion plastic bottles annually.

As one of the world‘s largest producers of food-grade post-consumer recycled PET, CarbonLite is specialized in processing used plastic bottles into bottle-grade PET resin flakes and pellets that can then be used to manufacture new plastic beverage bottles and other products.

CarbonLite is committed to make an impact in preserving resources and reducing the carbon footprint and therefore has invested in new state-of-the-art facilities, technologies and equipment. CarbonLite understands recycling as an essential tool in reducing carbon emissions and environmental waste - turning used PET bottles into new PET bottles and products, recycling conserves virgin resources, reduces landfill, and capitalizes on the energy already invested in making existing plastic products. The PET resin offered by CarbonLITE will have been processed using a method that has received an LNO (letter of non-objection) from the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), allowing it to be used at levels up to 100% recycled content in the manufacture of PET bottles and containers for direct contact with all food types under cold fill and hot fill conditions.

Products / Technology

  • PET bottle recycling
  • PET resin flakes and pellets



PETplanet Insider Articles

Issue 03 / 2021: CarbonLite Holdings files for relief under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code
Issue 01 / 2018: A new recycling plant for Dallas
Issue 03 / 2017: CarbonLite building PET recycling plant in Dallas

External links

CarbonLite Website