Closing the Loop with Trex Cardinal PCR Can Liners

By Michael Kralstein | Can Liners

Jun 07

While recycling your high density polyethylene (HDPE), low density polyethylene (LDPE) and polypropylene (PP) plastics are a huge step, you can elevate your sustainability efforts to the next level by closing the loop with AAA Polymer's can liners made with Trex Cardinal postconsumer resins (PCR).

Continue reading to learn more about how AAA Polymer's can liners made with PCR can help you close the loop and how it can benefit your business.  

What Are AAA Polymer's PCR Can Liners?

AAA Polymer offers innovative can liners made with Trex Cardinal PCR content. These environmentally-friendly can liners are the green choice.  Each can liner features a proprietary blend of post-industrial sourced, clear reprocessed LDPE and Trex Cardinal PCR content. Most recently, Trex Cardinal lines of LLDPE pellets received the industry's highest certification for being 100% post-consumer content material.

These environmentally-friendly can liners will reduce your reliance on virgin resins and can help you achieve your sustainability goals. Each of our PCR can liners is carefully manufactured to meet your organization's needs and trash can receptacle size. Most importantly, these can liners are engineered to provide you with the same strength and performance as virgin resin can liners at equivalent pricing.

As a win-win product, you have nothing to lose. And by using AAA Polymer's PCR can liners, you can close the loop on your company's recycling efforts. Unlike other types of closures, closing the loop on your recycling will open the door to countless other opportunities.

What Is Closed-Loop Recycling?

Closed loop recycling is a process where resources are continually gathered, recycled, and then used again to make the same product it originated from. Downcycling or open-loop recycling is where materials and products are turned into new products of reduced functionality or lesser quality.

The process of closed loop recycling can be as easy as utilizing recycled aluminum to create new cans, using recycled plastic can liners to make new can liners, or as difficult as implementing reclaimed bottles of plastic into polyester for clothing and other types of products.

In order for a closed system to work properly; recyclers, consumers, and manufacturers must work seamlessly to reclaim valuable materials from the waste stream to create new products.

How Does a Closed Loop System Work?

In the most simple sense, closed loop recycling can be broken down into three steps:

  1. Collection: The initial step in creating a closed loop system is the collection of recyclables. For most businesses, collection is when you gather all of the recyclable plastic film used in your warehouse.

  2. Manufacturing: The second step of a closed loop recycling system is when the recycled materials are turned into new products. After the materials are gathered, manufacturing plants turn those recycled goods into new materials and ship them to different retailers that are sold as new products.

  3. Purchasing: The third and arguably the most important step in the process is when companies purchase products created from recycled materials. And when you do purchase products made from recycled products.

Closing the Loop with AAA Polymer's Trex Cardinal PCR Can Liners

If you're like most businesses with a commercial recycling collection program, steps one and two are covered. And when you purchase AAA Polymer's PCR can liners, you can close the loop and complete the final step on a closed loop recycling process. Most importantly, you don't have to accept an inferior can liner to do what's right for the environment.

Our PCR can liners offer equivalent strength, durability, reliability, as well as pricing as can liners made from virgin resins. What do you have to lose? Instead, you have everything to gain from closed loop recycling.

And by purchasing AAA Polymer's PCR can liners, you can close the loop on your company's plastic recycling process, do what's best for the environment, as well as do what's best for your bottom line.  

What Are the Benefits of Closed Loop Recycling?

By utilizing our PCR can liners, you can reduce your organization's reliance on "virgin" raw materials as well as help your organization meet its sustainability goals. In addition, businesses that implement our PCR can liners into their workflow enjoy countless balance-sheet changing benefits, such as:

  • Improved brand image — Everyone loves a company who demonstrates environmental and social responsibility.
  • Potential cost savings — AAA Polymer's PCR can liners offer equivalent strength and pricing.
  • Increased profits — Customers will pay more to support brands who support the environment.
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    Gain new customers - Just as customers will pay more for sustainable brands, many people switch to brands simply because of their organizational green efforts.
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    Goodwill - Create a press release to communicate your organizations efforts, dedication to the environment, and the impact it's making.
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     And more.

How to Get Started?

If you already have a recycling program, implementing AAA Polymer's PCR can liners with Trex Cardinal content will help you close the loop. The next step is properly educate your customers about the company's sustainability efforts as well as the impact it's making on the environment. In either case, the experts at AAA Polymer can help you with both. We'll make the transition as smooth and hassle-free as possible by utilizing our 40 years of expertise and proven practices.  

Contact AAA Polymer for Trex Cardinal PCR Can Liners

Whether you're looking to close the loop on your company's existing recycling program or if you're looking to start a commercial recycling program, AAA Polymer is your one stop solution. We will help you

Contact AAA Polymer today.

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About the Author

Michael Kralstein started working in sales full time for AAA Polymer in February 2000. In 2006, he became the Sales Manager of our can liner division. He currently manages all aspects related to can liners.

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