Consolidated Plastics’ Environmental Commitment

Consolidated Plastics’ Environmental Commitment

At Consolidated Plastics, we are committed to mitigating the environmental impact of our business. We know it's important to our customers, and it's important to our team

Plastic. Its ability to be shaped into a huge variety of durable, flexible, high-quality products has made those products an invaluable part of modern life. Our bags and bottles help cut down on potentially harmful spills and packaging waste. But we’ve all come to recognize that plastic’s durability has a serious negative environmental impact.

To address this, we’ve incorporated new developments into our products, such as our garbage bags, that reduce the amount of plastic used. For labware, plastic is often the only viable product, so the Nalgene labware we sell is designed to be reused again and again

We are working to include more recycled materials in our product line. Our Aquasorb and Majestic mats are made from 100% recycled drink bottles with a 20% recycled tire rubber backing, and our Heavy Duty Rubber Tire Mats are created with 100% recycled rubber.

We recognize that there’s still more needed. That’s why we’ve committed to supporting The Ocean Cleanup’s long-term goal of removing plastic debris from the world’s oceans, and Plastic Bank's work to prevent ongoing ocean plastic pollution through ethical collection and recycling.

In addition, we have partnered with One Tree Planted. to plant a tree for every tree used to create our catalog. We’ve reduced the amount of paper used and the frequency of our mailings as well. They will be planting approximately 2,500 trees for us in 2021, including 1000 in the Appalachian Forest, 500 in Colorado to help recovery from their recent forest fires, 500 in the National Parks’ Forests, and 500 trees in Ghana.

We also occupy a LEED Gold-rated building to help decrease the environmental impact of our regular business operations. Our energy-efficient building allows us to use less energy for heating, cooling, and lighting, while the grounds include a retention pond designed to filter runoff before it enters the local waterways.

If you have any suggestions or environmentally conscious products to recommend, please contact us!