Plastics are one of the most versatile, affordable and durable resources available today. Long-lasting, weather and wear resistant, plastics are the perfect materials for manufacturing, packaging, electronic devices and more! However, while the production of this valuable resource continues to grow, so do concerns about the effect plastic waste can have on the environment.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, it is estimated that 72 million tons of plastic ends up in U.S. landfills every year. Unfortunately, because of its durability and propensity not to break down, most plastics will remain in these landfills for upwards of 450 years. Fortunately, the very qualities that prevent plastics from biodegrading in the landfill are the very things that can help to keep it out of the landfills in the first place.
In an effort to reduce plastic waste, many companies are turning to recycling in an ever-growing number. Plastics such as polyethylene (PE), high molecular weight polyethylene (HMWPE), thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO), acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), low gloss ABS and styrene are uniquely suited to the recycling process. These polymers will retain their innate chemical structure and strength even when they are melted and remolded. This means that products can be manufactured from recycled plastics without any loss of performance. Which is good for the environment. And good for business.
Zero waste. 100% satisfaction.
At Allied Plastics we are as committed to the environment as we are to customer satisfaction. That is why we have invested in the methods and the machinery that will help us manufacture the highest quality plastic products with the absolute lowest amount of waste. From design to production, our goal is to reduce the amount of waste we generate . . . and reuse the waste that we create. Additionally, we have also committed to accepting the products that we sell to our customers back to our shop so we can recycle them too.
Reuse waste. Reduce costs.
This commitment to reusing rather than discarding plastic waste is not only good for the environment it’s good for business as well. Reducing waste helps to lower the cost of our materials—which in turn lowers our cost of doing business—a savings we pass on to our customers. But reusing what we used to throw away does more than help us (and you) save money. In the long run, it can help save our environment.
Consistent performance. Professional commitment.
At Allied Plastics, we know that all the reducing, reusing and recycling in the world won’t matter if our products don’t do what we say they are going to do. That’s why we are committed to ensuring that reducing waste does not mean reducing performance. Allied Plastics ensures that the products we manufacture for our customers will continue to perform at the high levels of excellence people have come to expect from us.
Written by Jon Larsen, Jon Larson, OEM Sales Manager, Allied Plastics, Inc.