NexTrex Creates Sustainable Solutions for Your Favorite Brands
In the spring of 2020, as Americans hunkered down for what would be more than two years of significant life disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us turned to the Internet for solutions. From the safety of home, we had everything from toilet paper to hiking gear to garden seeds shipped to us. Online sales skyrocketed 71% in the second quar of 2020 and 55% in the third quar. The resulting glut of shipping materials provided environmental concerns to both consumers and the companies generating packaging waste. Especially worrisome was single-use plastics, given that less than 14% of the 86 million tons of plastic packaging was being recycled. Some of your favorite brands saw an opportunity to do something better for the earth by recycling these types of plastics. Through the NexTrex® Retail Recycling Program, companies such as Rent the Runway, LL Bean and Urban Outfitters have found a way to transform their single-use plastic waste into beautiful and sustainable Trex® decking and outdoor products.