Crescent Plastics Sustainability Initiative
As a planet, we produce millions of tons of plastic every year, leading to higher carbon emissions and millions of tons of plastic waste in landfills. Contrary to the world’s rate of plastic production, plastic is one of the most recyclable materials on the planet. Taking advantage of this recyclability and reusing previous plastic products to create new products benefits, not just the earth, but the economics of your company as well.
As part of Crescent Plastics sustainability initiative, we are now extruding Post-Consumer Recyclable (PCR) material. We are working to create a sustainable future by using post-consumer HDPE in our process to make new industrial products. These new products reuse HDPE detergent and fabric softener bottles to create new industrial products. The HDPE bottles are reprocessed into plastic pellets by a converter, and at Crescent Plastics we turn them into new products.
Benefits of Sustainability for the Environment
Though different kinds of plastic degrade at different rates, plastic can take hundreds, even thousands of years to biodegrade. On a global scale, plastic production has dramatically increased since 1950, with 381 tons of plastic produced in 2015 alone, according to Our World in Data.
By using recycled plastic to create new products, Crescent Plastics is creating a more sustainable product that will have many long-term benefits for the environment. Benefits of sustainability include:
By reusing HDPE detergent and fabric softener bottles to create a new project, we are reducing the amount of plastic waste that would end up in a landfill. Using recycled materials also reduces the amount of energy it takes to manufacture a product.
Extruding post-consumer recyclable material is also a cost-effective extrusion process. Reducing waste and using fewer materials lowers the cost of manufacturing, resulting in cost savings for the customers as well.
Better for the Planet:
Reducing landfill waste by reusing plastic materials reduces our overall carbon footprint. For every 40,000 pound truck of PCR material that Crescent Plastics purchases, it eliminates 420,000 detergent bottles from the landfill. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, using recycled plastics produces 25% less greenhouse gas emissions.
Using Recycled Plastic Benefits Your Business
By utilizing PCR material in your products, you can build strong brand loyalty. Consumers care about whether a business is being socially responsible and place a great deal of importance in environmentally-friendly business practices.
Using recycled plastic to create new products also:
- Lowers the cost of materials
- Prepares your company to comply with future regulations
- Contributes to improving the planet
Post-Consumer Recycled material can meet:
- CONEG Compliant
- ROHS Compliant
- Reach SVHC Compliant
- FMVSS302 Flammability
Crescent Plastics is Dedicated to Sustainable Manufacturing
Crescent is driven to eliminate waste in our process, emphasize recyclability, and increase our use of recycled content to make for a better future. To learn more about our sustainability initiative, contact us today.