GreenPE® is our SCS certified post-consumer recycled plastic resin. With our GreenPE® resin, we make sustainable products out of post-consumer material diverted from the waste stream.
We produce GreenPE® resin at our recycling and manufacturing facility in Hartford City, Indiana. This central location enables us to serve major U.S. markets with recycling services and shipment of GreenPE® resin to our other three manufacturing facilities.
GreenPE® resin and a wide range of our recycled-content products have been certified through SCS Global. Our resin, in particular, has been certified since 2009. This third-party verification brings customers the satisfaction of knowing the products they buy are guaranteed to be genuine, sustainable products.
Our GreenPE® resin makes its way into various product lines, a few of which are listed below.
Our unique 5-layer technology allows us to combine LDPE and LLDPE into the film layers for toughness and HDPE for tensile strength, making GreenPE® Shrink™ Bundling Film a heavy-duty, high-performing film with superior product protection for a variety of applications. GreenPE® Shrink™ is excellent for products that pack in large, heavy multi-packs, such as beverage cans, cleaning supplies, bulk food, and more. GreenPE® Shrink™ is just as tough and durable as other polyethylene shrink films, with the added benefit of being made with up to 30% post-consumer GreenPE recycled resin.
Our 3- and 5-layer technology enables us the flexibility to have virgin layers surround the middle layer, which is made with up to 70% post-consumer GreenPE® recycled plastic resin. This technology allows us to add the highest amount of recycled content into the film’s core while keeping outside layer performance features intact.
GreenPE® bags are made smarter and stronger. Greencore® trash bags, recycling bags, and can liners get their strength from two layers of high-strength virgin plastic surrounding an inner core of 70% Post-Consumer Recycled Plastic. The sturdy institutional and industrial liners are durable and strong for all purposes. And, Greencore® recycling bags are the most eco-friendly option for recycling bags.
We frequently use our PCR in construction and home improvement covers like painter’s plastic and sheeting as well as seat covers and other barrier films. In these products, we use up to 70% post-consumer recycled plastic GreenPE® resin with virgin material that provides flexibility while maximizing strength and performance.