Trex Welcomes Charter Next Generation (CNG) as Corporate Sponsor of Nationwide Trex® Plastic Film Recycling Challenge
Leading Plastic Film Producer Offers Cash Prizes for Schools that Recycle the Most
Now in its 15th year, the annual competition challenges students to collect and recycle as much polyethylene plastic film as possible over a six-month period between America Recycles Day (
“CNG is incredibly excited to partner with Trex on its annual Plastic Film Recycling Challenge. Through this sponsorship, we hope to ignite the competitive spirits of students and schools across the country while teaching them about the recyclability of plastic films,” said
New to this year’s program, CNG’s sponsorship funds bolster Trex’s continued efforts to increase recycling program adoption and youth participation nationwide. Gifts of
In addition to the financial rewards from CNG, Trex will award prizes to top recyclers based on grade level, school size and region. The winning schools per capita will earn high-performance Trex products to help beautify their campuses, and every participating school will receive a special gift from Trex in appreciation for their efforts and contributions.
During the program’s six-month collection window, participating schools must weigh and report their collection totals to Trex each month before delivering the recycled plastic to designated drop-off points in their communities. Schools can earn extra points and boost their chances of winning CNG’s creativity reward by proactively promoting their recycling efforts in local media or school and community newsletters, along with sharing posts and photos of their collection progress on social media using the #TrexRecyclingChallenge and #Recycle2Win hashtags.
To enroll in the Plastic Film Recycling Challenge, schools can sign up by simply completing a short form on www.recycle.trex.com. Once enrolled, Trex makes participation easy by supplying each school with a turnkey toolkit, including detailed instructions, promotional materials, recycling bins and a list of qualifying recyclable materials, which range from plastic grocery bags and newspaper sleeves to cereal liners and plastic case overwraps for paper products, bottles, and cans. Schools can also leverage the easy-to-navigate Trex recycling website, which features educational content and resources. Plus, on
“CNG’s involvement as a corporate sponsor really ups the ante for schools and elevates the program to a whole new level,” said
Built on green values, Trex® composite decking is manufactured from 95% recycled materials, including a mix of reclaimed wood and polyethylene plastic film. Each year, the company repurposes approximately 850 million pounds of recycled and reclaimed material – including more than 1.5 billion plastic bags – in the making of its industry-leading composite decking and outdoor living products, making it one of the largest recyclers of plastic film in
As one of the leading providers of specialty polyethylene films to the North American market, CNG has a high focus on diverting plastic film from landfills by developing materials that are readily recyclable and proactively promoting the importance of recycling. The company is a long-time participant in the NexTrex™ Recycling Program and worked closely with Trex on its GreenArrow™ platform of sustainable films for flexible packaging to ensure their suitability for the Trex recycling stream.
“CNG and Trex have long shared a vision to drive circularity for plastic films. I can’t think of a better way to do this than by harnessing the energy and passion of our future generation,” said
There is still time for schools to get involved in the 2021-22 Trex Plastic Film Recycling Challenge. Registration is open now through the end of
About Charter Next Generation
Charter Next Generation is North America’s leading independent producer of high-performance, specialty films used in flexible packaging and other end-use markets. Known for sustainable, innovative products and world-class manufacturing capabilities, the company’s quality and expertise are unsurpassed. Its sustainability first mindset, and relentless pursuit of excellence, make it an ideal partner to help brand owners reach their long-term sustainability goals. Visit Charter Next Generation at: https://cnginc.com
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Source: Trex Company, Inc