The Lavergne Story
The Adventure Begins
Jean-Luc Lavergne, a young college dropout, decides to create a company. At the age of 23, he had the brilliant, ground-breaking idea: he would use plastic from end-of-life products, turn it back into raw material and create whole new products. .
Recycling plastic! How brilliant!
The Team Grows
The business expands and the technology evolves. A small team of bright, devoted people join the adventure. Lavergne introduced its reactive compounding extrusion machine. This means it can now create high-quality plastic.
Lavergne actually obtains FDA approval for PET flakes and sheets to be used in food applications!
Everybody Wants In
You might think there is an abundance of plastic ready to be recycled. Think again! In 2003 there was no proper collection system. Lavergne introduces the first closed-loop recycling program. It takes back a company’s outdated electronics products and upcycles them to create new products.
Big brands take notice! Lavergne is propelled to the next level.
It’s Time to Expand
As demand grows so does Lavergne. It now has 110 employees and opens manufacturing plant number two in Asia. Vietnam becomes the Lavergne family’s second home..
With manufacturing facilities in North America and South East Asia, Lavergne is now supplying clients and partners globally.
A Milestone is Reached
Lavergne reaches a major milestone: when it manufactures more than 3 billion ink cartridges using more than 177 million pounds of recycled plastic.
A Message, and More, in a Bottle
Lavergne expands its PET recycling capacity to Haiti. It now upcycles ocean-bound plastic waste into high-end tech products.Read more
1984 - 1995
2008 - 2012