Delta Plastics, a company started years ago to recycle plastic farm irrigation pipe, has found a new purpose: trash.
Trash bags, to be exact, which happens to be a lucrative $4 billion a year industry worldwide.
Delta Plastics, the Stuttgart-based recycler, has started a new and impressive Little Rock operation that’s quite revolutionary. As a matter of fact, it is so revolutionary that the company named its product after its ingenuity.
Revolution Bag takes environmental recycling to a whole new level. In short, it makes industrial trash bags from used plastic irrigation pipe picked up from farm fields across a five state region. At its multi-million dollar facility, the pipe is crushed and converted into high quality resin pellets.
Those pellets are sold to other companies, but most of it is turned into trash bags and trash can liners through a labyrinth of machines and high-tech devices.
“Everything we make is EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) compliant,” says Dhu Thompson, CEO and owner of Delta Plastics and Revolution Bag.
The EPA tag is an important one as it meets significant recycling thresholds. For companies looking to score LEED points, buying Revolution Bag products can help substantially.
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