One of the biggest parts of the custom rotational molding — or rotomolding industry — is of course the materials it takes to make things like plastic lockers, laundry carts, and various other plastic molded parts. At Fibertech, we greatly encourage every business owner to work with a plastic recycling company to come up with new ways to help preserve the planet and create new opportunities to reuse material.
One of the most recent initiatives is the custom recycling bins the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group is beginning. According to PlasticNews.com, the Plano, Texas-based beverage company is investing millions of dollars to support recycling efforts.
One of the ways they will do it is by investing $1 million over the next three years into the Keep America Beautiful project. The project places custom recycling bins in public parks across the country in order to make it more convenient and easy for people to recycle.
“One of the biggest obstacles to recycling is the lack of convenience,” said Brenda Pulley, senior vice president of recycling at Keep America Beautiful, in a statement.
Kelly Smith, the beverage company’s director of government affairs and sustainability, echoed those sentiments.
“Making a meaningful and sustainable reduction in the amount of plastic and other recyclable material in the waste stream requires convenient options for consumers to recycle as well as the capacity to process those materials at the community level,” Smith said in a statement.
In addition to the custom recycling bins initiative, Dr. Pepper Snapple is also committing $5 million into the Closed Loop Fund over the next 10 years. The Closed Loop Fund is an organization that plans to invest $100 million over the next 10 years to help expand recycling efforts everywhere.
Here at Fibertech, we recycle a variety of post-industrial plastics to use in the rotational molding process and we are committed to finding environmentally friendly ways to deliver our products and services to our customers. We commend Dr. Pepper Snapple for taking this initiative and hope to see more companies taking steps to minimize their environmental impact.