The EnvironmentOur Environmental Mission
WasteZero started out in 1991 making plastic trash bags from recycled plastic grocery bags. From the very start, our mission was to help protect the environment. Today, we help communities meet their environmental goals with pay-as-you-throw and other waste reduction programs.
How We Make a Difference
- We use recycled content. Unless a customer specifically requests otherwise, we include recycled content in every bag we make, saving plastic and money, and helping the environment.
- Our recycling technology allows us to recycle more plastic. At our plant in Hemingway SC, we collect waste plastic from a wide range of sources and use our state-of-the-art regrind equipment to transform it into recycled raw material.
- Our cutting-edge filtration technology means we can recycle used plastic that other manufacturers would have to throw away. We filter out the contaminants (such as labels and stickers) and turn the remaining clean plastic into useful raw material.
- Creative Solutions: We help our customers develop programs to meet specific environmental goals—examples include state DOTs bringing recycling into roadside cleanup programs and companies collecting their own waste plastic to make new bags.