NOVOLEX established North America’s only closed-loop recycling program for plastic bags to be a part of this entrepreneurial movement. Bag-2-Bag® recycling allows us to partner with consumers, supermarkets, retailers and restaurants in a way that benefits them all—and creates a cleaner, safer world.
HILEX POLY – CLOSED-LOOP PLASTIC RECYCLING PLANT
Until just recently, some people didn’t know what to do with used plastic bags, so they might have thrown them away. Over the past 10 years, the best solution for used bags has become to recycle them into new bags. This has led to growth in plastics recycling facilities like the NOVOLEX Bag-2-Bag® recycling facility.
SHIELDS – STATE-OF-THE-ART RECYCLING FACILITY IN SHAWANO WISCONSIN
To assist customers looking for a sustainable solution to their packaging needs, a 100,000 sq. ft state-of-art Recycling Facility is operated in Shawano Wisconsin to sort, shred, wash and pelletize post-consumer lm scrap. This process redirects over 13 million lbs. of post- consumer lm scrap from the land lls back into reusable industrial packaging. The Recycling Facility recycles over 13 million of post- industrial lm scrap.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Stores encourage customers to bring in used plastic bags from any source and place them in the collection bins. Hilex Poly picks up the collected bags and ships them to our state-of-the-art recycling plant in North Vernon, Indiana, where the bags are washed and made into new bags.
RECYCLING OLD BAGS IN TO NEW BAGS
Not only does Hilex Poly recycle plastic bags, we also recycle wraps and films. Recycling is a two part process that requires manufacturers to use recovered materials in new products like our Gray is the New Green bag.
TRUE CRADLE TO CRADLE LIFECYCLE AND PROCESS
Did you know that recycling plastic bags and wraps is very cost efficient? It is actually one of the more cost effective recycling systems when store take back programs like Bag-2-Bag are used. A bag made with recycled content not only maintains excellent strength characteristics, but its cost is similar to a bag made with new plastic.