Trex, the world’s #1 brand of wood-alternative decking and high-performance, low-maintenance, eco-friendly outdoor living products, is encouraging Arkansans to give the gift of recycling to their communities this season.
As people get their holiday shopping done, we’re expected to see an increase in plastic packaging. Arkansans can help their communities by collecting the plastic waste they see and taking it to the nearest recycling drop-off location. Trex sources much of its recycled polyethylene raw material from major retailers such as Kroger, which offer recycling collections locally to make it easy for Arkansans to recycle plastic.
“During the holiday season, many of us are inundated with plastic bags from shopping and delivery from our favorite online retailer,” said Trex Director of Little Rock Workforce and Community Development James Reddish. “We want to make sure Arkansans know that those bags can have another life if recycled properly. By collecting these items and dropping them off at a nearby recycling collection point, we can help reduce our holiday carbon footprint.”
Each year, Trex upcycles in excess of 1 billion pounds of recycled and reclaimed material in the making of its world-famous decking and railing, including over 400 million pounds of polyethylene plastic waste, making it one of the largest recyclers of plastic film in North America. Much of the recycled plastic used by Trex comes from post-consumer sources and includes such everyday materials as:
- Plastic grocery bags & shopping bags
- Product overwrap
- Air pillows commonly found in online order packaging
- Bubble wrap
- Dry-cleaning bags
- Electronic wrap
- Ice bags
- Plastic shipping mailers
Trex also recycles other forms of plastic – from produce bags to bread bags – including any plastic films or wrappings with the #2 or #4 recycling symbols. A complete list of recyclable items can be found on the Trex website. A list of drop-off locations in Arkansas can be found here.