Van Buren-based packaging manufacturer Arkansas Poly & Printing (APP) and composite products producer Trex Co. recently partnered to increase plastics recycling.
According to a news release, APP is a vertically-integrated manufacturer of flexible consumer packaging. Trex is the world’s largest producer of wood-alternative decking and railing and outdoor living products.
In the partnership, APP will contribute post-industrial and post-consumer resin-based packaging products that Trex will recycle to make composite products for the residential building market.
“Our mission of making quality packaging with the least impact to the environment is in perfect alignment with Trex, and we could not be happier to welcome them to Arkansas,” said Sarah Sparks Diebold, co-owner of APP. “This alliance further exhibits our commitment to sustainability within the packaging industry and adds value to our products by providing a tangible ‘next life’ for our resin-based packaging in the form of beautiful and high-performance Trex outdoor living products.”
Trex is investing nearly $400 million to build its third U.S. production site at the Port of Little Rock. The Winchester, Va.-based company also has manufacturing sites in Virginia and Nevada. The Little Rock site will comprise decking and railing production, warehousing, reclaimed wood storage and plastic film recycling and processing. The new polyethylene processing facility will allow the company to collect and process more plastic waste through its expanding network and NexTrex commercial and community recycling programs.