Post-Industrial Plastic Waste

Since 1989, GearedforGreen has helped plastics manufacturers nationwide to implement more strategic solutions for their plastic and packaging waste generated in their operations. We recycle a wide variety of post-industrial plastic waste materials, both commodity and engineered grades, including clean or contaminated items. We work with manufacturers involved in injection mold, blow mold, blown film, compression mold, rotational mold, thermoform, pipe and profile, extrusion, and more. Our objective is to assist manufacturers to achieve zero plastic waste and to maximize their value via strategic sustainability solutions.

The primary plastics materials we recycle include polyolefin grades such as low and liner low density polyethylene, high and ultra high density polyethylene, and polypropylene, crystal, general purpose, low, medium and high impact polystyrene, polyester, and poly vinyl chloride. We also recycle specialty and engineered plastics including; ABS, Acrylic, Acetyl, Nylon, Polycarbonate, and PPO.

Value Add

As part of our value add solutions, we implement plastic recycling programs for contaminated and laminated materials, including mixed materials and spillage that requires clean up and separation. We offer door to door transportation, and provide packaging materials to contain and transport plastic waste, including used gaylord boxes and FIBC bulk bags, and transport assorted shipments containing multiple grades of plastic waste in the same trailers. For retail and brand clients, we offer a range of certified destruction and brand protection services, including complete chain-of-custody destruction.

Strategic Solutions

We look beyond initial price per pound value to help implement strategic solutions that improve your economic, environmental, and social value. As part of our environmental value initiatives, we implement toll reuse programs to recycle your industrial plastic waste back into new recycle grade raw material resins, ready to be reused back into your products or strategically supplied downstream to manufacturing/retail partners in our eco supply chain network. As part of our social value programs, we connect your company and plastic waste into socially purposeful collaborations including charitable Lives per poundâ„¢ products, that make lifesaving water filtration systems used in developing countries, and more.

Our Capabilities

We have more than 30 years and 800 million pounds of plastic recycling expertise including; having closed the loop with manufacturers, major brands and retailers, achieved FDA compliancy on recycled plastic resins, conducted life cycle assessments to measure carbon footprints, obtained SB270 and other certifications on post-consumer film grade resins, implemented national reverse logistics and end-of-use recollection programs, and having designed, built and operated our own state of the art regional plastic 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 support, certification and compliance support, and more.

Our team at GearedforGreen is uniquely positioned to help brands, manufacturers, retailers, municipalities, and others to succeed in their plastics sustainability initiatives.