WINCHESTER, Va.--Trex Company is one of the largest plastic film recyclers in the United States – but the decking company can’t do it alone. With the support of local community and retailer recycling programs, Trex is able to keep more than 400 million pounds of plastic and wood scrap out of landfills each year. For its efforts in collecting plastic film for recycling and longstanding commitment to Trex, The Kroger Co. has been named Trex Company’s 2016 Polyethylene Supply Vendor of the Year.
“From our wood-alternative outdoor products to our green manufacturing process, the value of recycling is evident in everything we do as a company,” said Dave Heglas, Senior Director, Material Management, for Trex. “This commitment expands to our ongoing partnerships with forward-thinking organizations like Kroger, whose efforts have saved millions of pounds of plastic waste from ending up in landfills.”
Kroger grocery stores, which include Dillons, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, Harris Teeter, King Soopers/City Market, Roundy’s, and Smith’s, currently participates in Trex recycling programs. In 2016, the Kroger program collected over 16 million pounds of plastic film which includes plastic bags, films, and wraps for recycling. As Polyethylene Supply Vendor of the Year, Kroger was awarded a plaque and bench made from Trex decking for its corporate headquarters location in Cincinnati, Ohio.
In addition to Kroger, Trex works with schools, community programs and corporations all over the U.S., to collect and send polyethylene plastic to its plant locations in Winchester, Virginia, and Fernley, Nevada, where the plastic is turned into beautiful, low-maintenance outdoor living products.
“We are always forming new education efforts and work closely with businesses and community members who want to help,” explained Heglas. “All of these relationships help us to further our recycling mission and provide us with the materials we need to continue providing high-performance, beautiful decking for today’s eco-conscious homeowners.”
For more information on Trex recycling programs, and to find a nearby collection center, visit http://www.trex.com/recycling/recycling-programs/.
About Trex Company
Trex Company is the world’s largest manufacturer of high performance wood-alternative decking and railing, with more than 25 years of product experience. Stocked in more than 6,700 retail locations worldwide, Trex outdoor living products offer a wide range of style options with fewer ongoing maintenance requirements than wood, as well as a truly environmentally responsible choice. For more information, visit trex.com. You also can follow Trex on Twitter (@Trex_Company), Instagram (@trexcompany) Pinterest (trexcompany), or Houzz (trex-company-inc), “like” Trex on Facebook, or view product and demonstration videos on the brand’s YouTube channel (TheTrexCo).