“While many brand owners and consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies are clamoring for more recycled plastic content, supply just isn’t there to meet demand in late 2021. Numerous chemical recycling companies, small and big, are moving quickly to create post-consumer recycling (PCR) supply, but commercial scale is in the early stages.
To counter this, many companies are focusing on immediate partnerships to meet recycling targets by adding programs and agreements to upcycle plastic film products.
One company making these moves is Milwaukee’s Glenroy, Inc., with its TruRenu stand-up pouch. Glenroy recently announced at the 2021 Pack Expo Las Vegas show that the company’s TruRenu pouch had been submitted for a recycling assessment by Trex Co. and its NexTrex Recycling Program. Trex is a manufacturer of wood alternative decking and railing, and reclaims and repurposes more than 850 million pounds of polyethylene (PE) plastic waste and reclaimed wood scrap annually through a number of commercial partnerships and community programs.”