Sun. Nov 27th, 2022

WINCHESTER, Va., Nov. 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — At the moment marks the official begin of the sixteenth Annual Trex® Plastic Movie Recycling Problem. Strategically timed to coincide with America Recycles Day (Nov. 15), the nationwide competitors, hosted by Trex Firm, the world’s largest producer of composite decking and railing, challenges Okay-12 college students from throughout the nation to gather and recycle as a lot polyethylene (PE) plastic movie as potential over a five-month interval between America Recycles Day and Earth Day (April 22) for the possibility to win money prizes and high-performance Trex outside residing merchandise for his or her faculties. These taken with taking part within the 2022-23 program could enroll on-line at

“The Trex Plastic Movie Recycling Problem brings collectively hundreds of colleges and college students from coast to coast in a joint effort to make a worldwide impression on plastic waste,” mentioned Stephanie Hicks, supplies sourcing supervisor for Trex Firm. “The turnkey program is straightforward to implement and supplies contributors with a firsthand appreciation for the significance of recycling and an understanding that worth could be present in one thing that was as soon as thought of waste.”

Constructed on eco-friendly values, Trex’s world-famous composite decking is sustainably created from 95% recycled and reclaimed supplies, together with a mixture of industrial wooden scrap and plastic movie upcycled from frequent home goods akin to grocery/buying baggage, sandwich baggage, case overwrap, newspaper sleeves and extra. Every year, the corporate repurposes in extra of 1 billion kilos of reclaimed supplies within the making of its merchandise, together with greater than 430 million kilos of plastic movie, making it one of many largest recyclers of PE in North America.

For the second 12 months, contributors within the Trex Plastic Movie Recycling Problem can have alternatives to win money prizes for his or her faculties, because of returning company sponsor Constitution Subsequent Era (CNG). The main supplier of specialty PE movies to the North American market will current $5,000 every to the person elementary, center and excessive faculties that recycle probably the most plastic movie of their classes through the assortment interval. Money prizes of $3,000 and $2,500, respectively, shall be awarded to the second and third place faculties at every stage. As further motivation, CNG will award an extra $2,500 to the highest recycling college general – above and past their $5,000 class first-place prize.

CNG can even current money rewards to colleges that almost all creatively promote their recycling efforts by way of social media utilizing the designated hashtags #TrexRecyclingChallenge and #Recycle2Win. Faculties shall be evaluated on variety of posts, high quality of content material and creativity used to drive consciousness of their participation and the significance of recycling on social media. These with probably the most impactful social campaigns shall be awarded items of $5,000 for first place, $3,000 for second place and $2,000 for third place.

“We’re thrilled to proceed our partnership with Trex on the Plastic Movie Recycling Problem this 12 months. By combining our efforts, Trex and CNG had been in a position to convey the competitors to extra faculties and recycle extra materials than in years previous, which is straight consistent with our dedication to being a sustainability chief within the trade. We’re extremely excited to construct on that momentum and surpass our objective of over 1,000 faculties taking part on this 12 months’s problem,” mentioned Kathy Bolhous, Chairman and Chief Government Officer of Constitution Subsequent Era.

Along with the prizes awarded by CNG, Trex will reward prime recyclers primarily based on grade stage, college measurement and area. The successful faculties per capita will earn high-performance Trex merchandise to assist beautify their campuses, and all contributors within the Trex Plastic Movie Recycling Problem will obtain a particular present from Trex in appreciation for his or her efforts and contributions.

The Trex Plastic Movie Recycling Problem is straightforward to implement for faculties of any grade stage and measurement. As soon as enrolled, faculties obtain a turnkey equipment full with detailed directions, promotional supplies, recycling bins and an inventory of qualifying recyclable supplies. Individuals merely weigh and report assortment totals to Trex every month all through the gathering interval earlier than delivering the recycled plastic to designated Trex drop-off factors of their communities. Faculties can observe their success and standings all through this system by way of a devoted leaderboard at

“Over the previous 16 years, we’ve seen first-hand how this enjoyable and interesting initiative conjures up college students to make eco-conscious selections for his or her faculties, communities and lives,” famous Hicks. “Because of the dedication of those vivid, devoted college students, Trex has been in a position to divert thousands and thousands of kilos of discarded plastic movie from ending up in waterways and landfills by repurposing it into stunning, sustainable Trex decking.”

Faculties taken with taking part within the 2022-23 Trex Plastic Movie Recycling Problem, could register or study extra at For extra data, contact [email protected]

About Trex Firm, Inc.
Trex Firm is the world’s largest producer of excessive efficiency wood-alternative decking and railing, with greater than 30 years of product expertise. The #1 model in outside residing is proud to have been named certainly one of 2022’s 50 Greatest U.S. Producers by Business Week and to have made Forbes’ 2021 Record of America’s Greatest Mid-Sized Corporations. Stocked in additional than 6,700 retail places worldwide, Trex outside residing merchandise provide a variety of favor choices with fewer ongoing upkeep necessities than wooden, in addition to a really environmentally accountable alternative. For extra data, go to You can also comply with Trex on Twitter (@Trex_Company), Instagram (@trexcompany) Pinterest (trexcompany), or Houzz (trex-company-inc), “like” Trex on Fb (@trexcompany), or view product and demonstration movies on the model’s YouTube channel (TheTrexCo).

About Constitution Subsequent Era 
Constitution Subsequent Era is North America’s main unbiased producer of high-performance, specialty movies utilized in versatile packaging and different end-use markets. Identified for sustainable, progressive merchandise and world-class manufacturing capabilities, the corporate’s high quality and experience are unsurpassed. Its sustainability first mindset, and relentless pursuit of excellence, make it a great associate to assist model homeowners attain their long-term sustainability objectives. Go to Constitution Subsequent Era at:

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