5 Outstanding Benefits of Trash Bags Made from Recycled Plastics

5 Outstanding Benefits of Trash Bags Made from Recycled Plastics

By AAA Polymer | Compostable Bags

Jan 20

Whether you own an office building, warehouse, or any other type of business, you can enjoy manufactured through the reuse of plastic waste products. By recovering plastics scraps, they can be melted into PCR resins and reused in a vast range of applications, such as:

  • Electronics
  • Consumer Goods
  • Furniture
  • Textiles
  • Automotive Products
  • Packaging
  • Construction
  • Building
  • And more.

Over the last decade or so, the demand for recycled plastic products has consistently increased. One of the easiest and most prevalent products that can be used with PCR resins are trash bags. And when businesses decide to use trash bags made from recycled plastics, the upside is potentially endless. Let's take a closer look at a few of the most prevalent benefits of using trash bags made from recycled plastics. 

Close the Loop on Your Recycling Efforts

If your company already has a recycling program, using trash bags made from recycled plastics is an excellent way to close the loop! Closed loop recycling can be best understood in three simple steps: 

  1. Collection. If your business collects stretch films, plastics, or any other recyclable material to recycle it, you've already completed step one. 
  2. Manufacturing. The second step of a closed loop recycling cycle is when manufacturing companies use PCR resins in their products. 
  3. Purchasing. The final step in a closed loop recycling cycle is to purchase products — like trash bags made from recycled plastics — made from previously recycled products. 

By using trash bags made from recycled plastics, you can substantially reduce your organization's reliance on raw "virgin" materials. In the process, you can help your facility meet any sustainability initiatives. 

Countless Environmental Benefits of Trash Bags Made from Recycled Plastics

One of the most lucrative benefits of switching to trash bags made from recycled plastics is the ability to reduce your facility's carbon footprint. By using trash bags made from PCR HDPE or PCR LDPE resins, you can help prevent the processing of finite fossil fuels. And when these fossil fuels are burned and processed, they release a myriad of harmful greenhouse gases that helps contribute to global warming. 

The Environmental Protection Agency estimates the burning of fossil fuels was responsible for 79% of the greenhouse gases emitted in the U.S. in 2010. At the same time, the EPA reports using PCR resins are the greener and more environmentally conscious decision. When your business uses trash bags made from recycled plastics, you'll help

  1. Reduce the amount of oil utilized in the development of virgin plastics
  2. Lower CO2 emissions associated with the production of virgin plastics
  3. Help prevent trash bags made from virgin resins from ending up on landfills
  4. Limit the consumption of energy associated with the creation of plastics  

Find All Sizes of Trash Bags Made from Recycled Plastics

When it comes to finding the best trash bags for office spaces, warehouses, hospitals, or other facilities; there are no one-size-fits-all solutions. In fact, the most functional facilities use different trash bags based on the unique application. Fortunately, AAA Polymer offers PCR trash bags of virtually any and every size. We also offer PCR can liners, PCR bin liners, and PCR trash bags that can be customized and engineered with the right content for your specific needs. 

Customers Are More Likely to Support Sustainable Brands 

In 2015, Nielsen polled approximately 30,000 consumers across 60 different countries throughout the world. They wanted to learn more about factors that influence people's impressions of brands and how those impressions impact buying behavior. 

What were the results? An overwhelming  number of consumers are more than willing to pay additional money for companies and products who are engaged in sustainable practices. In fact, a surprising 66% of consumers around the world stated they would pay more for sustainable goods; while an even higher number (73%) of Millennials would. 

In addition, by marketing your business' sustainability efforts properly, you can even gain new customers. While simply using PCR trash bags alone may not qualify your business as sustainable, combining these trash bags with other efforts can make a big impact on the environment and your bottom line. 

You Don't Have Sacrifice Quality 

Traditionally, choosing trash bags made from recycled plastics meant sacrificing quality   and strength. However, today's LDPE and HDPE PCR resins at AAA Polymer are of the highest quality and structural integrity. This means, you'll enjoy the benefits of a greener, more sustainable trash bag without any of the typical downsides of choosing PCR over virgin resins. 

Contact AAA Polymer for Trash Bags Made from Recycled Plastics 

Whether you're looking to improve the image of your business or simply looking for ways to reduce your carbon footprint, using trash bags made from recycled plastics is a great way to start. And the experts at AAA Polymer can help!

Contact AAA Polymer today for the best trash bags made from recycled plastics.

About the Author

AAA Polymer, Inc. was founded in 1974, as a plastic resin and material trading company with an innovative vision to create a company to provide plastic recycling services for industrial/commercial businesses. If you have any questions, we're here for you. Just call us at 718.389.2498.

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