Closed Loop & Toll Reuse Plastic Waste Solutions
Since 1989, GearedforGreen has helped companies and organizations to implement innovative sustainability solutions for their plastic and packaging waste. We understand how important it is to operate in the most economically yet environmentally responsible manner. We also recognize today’s “activated consumer” market and the urgency for sustainable change among brands and retailers. We provide a number of innovative solutions that enable manufacturers, brands, retailers, and others to connect in collaborative closed loop partnerships, to reuse their plastic waste both strategically and effectively, and achieve zero plastic waste status. Our objective is to enable clients to implement more innovative and strategic solutions that impact their entire economic, environmental, and social brand value.
Closed loop partnerships
GearedforGreen Circular Economy® is highly active in the design and implementation of closed loop and circular economy initiatives. Working with manufacturers, brands, retailers, technology partners and many others throughout the supply chain, we help clients to rethink their linear operating supply chains and instead implement connected closed loop and circular supply chains that reduce cost and waste, use resources more effectively, produce pricing stability and added revenue, and protect our environment. Our closed loop solutions help clients to innovate, commercialize, and scale through the circular economy.
For plastics manufacturers, we provide a number of toll reuse services that enable manufacturers to recycle and reuse their plastic waste in the most cost effective and environmentally friendly manner, including materials that traditionally have gone to landfill such as heavily printed, laminated, and coated plastics. We utilize a variety of technologies including wash, shred, grind, elutriation, metal separation, laser filtration, wet and chemical separation, de-coating, and pelletization. We provide in-house ASTM lab services to qualify materials in and out, and employ processes to ensure high quality control standards including inventory lot tracking. We also provide packaging materials including gaylord boxes and FIBC bulk bags.
We have more than 30 years and 800 million pounds of closed loop, toll reuse and zero plastic waste expertise including; having closed the loop collaboratively with leading manufacturers, major brands and retailers, achieved FDA compliancy on recycled raw materials, conducted life cycle assessments to measure carbon footprints, obtained PCR, SB270 and other sustainable certifications, implemented national reverse logistics and end-of-use recollection programs, and having designed, built and operated our own state of the art recycling facilities.
Additionally, we maintain an extensive eco-supply chain network of industry leading service providers including; local and regional private & municipal collection facilities, recycling and technology partners, resin distribution and specialty additive suppliers, ASTM lab support with on-site technical and engineering tooling support, certification and compliance support, and more.
Our team at GearedforGreen is uniquely positioned to help brands, manufacturers, retailers, municipalities, and others to effectuate innovative value add plastic sustainability solutions.