In addition to offering environmentally-friendly plastic bag options to customers, such as
compostable bags that meet ASTM D6400 standards, Inteplast is
also committed to reusing and recycling across all plants and divisions.
Recycling is an integral part of Inteplast Group's environmental focus. All Inteplast
products are 100% recyclable, and all of our plants have reclaim lines to reprocess
internally generated scrap and integrate it into the manufacturing process. Our facilities
also have an on-site recycling plant with the capacity to recycle over 30 million pounds of
post-consumer and post-industrial plastic waste annually.
Across the US and Canada, Inteplast has developed several strategic alliances with
various recycling companies to collect and recycle plastic bags. This ranges from programs
where the bags are remade into new plastic bags in our Saint John, New Brunswick plant, or
other uses such as converting used bags into plastic construction materials. From both an
environmental and financial standpoint, the recycling of plastic bags is the most effective
way to combat the environmental impact bags have.
We are also implementing training programs and developing new product to increase capacity to
reduce plastic bag use in grocery and retail stores.
Together, these programs will lower the amount of bags that end up in landfills and will
help save our environment.