America Recycles Day is November 15. This year we’re celebrating by getting the word out about recycled plastics and sharing our commitment to sustainability.
What Is America Recycles Day?
America Recycles Day takes place each year on November 15. The goal of America Recycles Day is to “build consumer demand for recycled products and to educate all Americans about the environmental and economic benefits or recycling.”
Reducing Plastic Waste
Plastic waste makes up 18.5% of municipal landfill waste. And the amount of plastic making its way into landfills is growing each year. This has long-term effects on the environment and can also impact the economy. But by committing to recycling everyday products and purchasing items made from post-consumer recycled resin (PCR), consumers can help reduce this impact.
How Does Mold-Rite Plastics Commit to Sustainability?
Mold-Rite Plastics is an environmentally responsible manufacturer of packaging. We take pride in our on-going initiative to delight our customers by offering more sustainable products which reduce the amount of plastics used, provide recyclable options and promote re-use wherever possible. We have continuously invested in our manufacturing facilities to identify technology which conserves energy, uses renewable energy, and minimizes environmental impacts to our community and neighbors while we find a way to incorporate and re-use all material and recycle all scrap. In this day and age, it is important we take our efforts one step further and conduct the research necessary to educate our employees, customers and consumers on the advantages of plastics as a packaging choice, the importance of proper recycling and identification of viable options.
Here are some examples of the steps we’re taking:
- Reducing energy consumption on lighting and production processes across our facilities
- Our Plattsburgh, New York, location is 100% sustainably powered by renewable hydroelectric
- Adding the option for recycled plastics to a growing number of our products
- Recycling usable scrap material
- Reducing scrap
- Work with customers and suppliers to identify opportunities to reuse
- And many more initiatives
Learn more about our commitment to sustainability in our Corporate Sustainability and Social Responsibility Report.
What Are the Top PCR Products Offered by Mold-Rite?
Our sustainability initiatives go beyond materials and processes to include designing for sustainability. From designing lighter-weight products to reduce material to producing caps and closures that can easily be recycled by the end user, we consider sustainability at every step along the way. Many of our top products are available in post-consumer recycled resin (PCR) options. These include:
Featuring a simple snap, disc top closures are ready to dispense without a mess and securely close just as easily. Our 20mm and 24mm disc tops are available in 100% PCR in black.
Child Resistant Closures
Our child-resistant caps will safely secure your product while ensuring compliance with protocol testing to meet Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) standards.
Paired with a continuous thread closure, our jars can provide all of your packaging needs.
Continuous Thread Closures
Threaded to fit precisely to your container and seal tightly, Our continuous thread closures are easily customizable with embossing, debossing and decorating options.
Ready to take the next step toward sustainability? Request a sample today to see if our products are right for your application.