PAC Worldwide and Trex Convert Recycled Packaging into Decking Material
PAC has rolled out the packaging industry’s first fully approved, 100% recyclable thermal bubble liner with its brand of products. And when they’re ready for disposal, Trex will convert the metallized bubble material into environmentally-friendly outdoor decking and railing through its recycling program.
CoolPAC packaging eligible for recycling includes box liners, mailers, roll stock, and pallet covers. The metallized bubble material protects packaged products such as meals, pharmaceuticals, flowers, cosmetics and chocolates from harmful temperature swings.
The and Trex agreement expands the nationwide NexTrex retail recycling program, which reclaims and repurposes more than 400 million pounds of polyethylene plastic film each year. More than 32,000 store locations across the country participate, including major national grocery chains as well as regional and specialty retailers.
“When our engineering team came up with a recyclable metal solution for cold chain, we immediately started thinking about how to bring it to market and educate the consumer,” said Jenifer Nelson, PAC Associate Director of Cold Chain Products. “The program is an ideal vehicle because of its scale.”
Trex makes it easy for companies to get involved with the NexTrex program, offering everything from competitive compensation for recycled plastic film to trailers for storage and shipment.
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