TREX Aims at More Efficient Plastics Recycling

Trex Company (NYSE:TREX) the world’s largest manufacturer of high-performance, wood-alternative decking and railing, is enlisting communities and organizations to partner in its robust recycling efforts.

The recently launched NexTrex® Grassroots Movement provides a turnkey framework for municipalities, universities, non-profits and other qualifying businesses to serve as centralized drop-off locations for recycling polyethylene plastic film while earning funds for their organizations.

The Grassroots Movement is an expansion of the successful NexTrex® recycling program, a nationwide material sourcing initiative for Trex, which manufactures its world-famous composite decking from 95% reclaimed material including a mix of industrial wood scrap and recycled polyethylene plastic film.

A large portion of the plastic film used by Trex comes from a network of more than 32,000 grocery stores and retail partners who work with Trex to responsibly recycle commercial, industrial and post-consumer plastic film collected through warehouse and front-of-house collection.

The new grassroots program extends the benefits of Trex recycling to business and organizations that may not meet the volume criteria for the company’s commercial recycling program.

“The goals of our grassroots program are to engage more partners, establish more recycling outlets for consumer collection, and to increase overall accessibility to recycling by removing hurdles that prevent the organic growth of local plastic film recycling initiatives,” explained Stephanie Hicks, materials sourcing manager for Trex Company.

TREX shares opened Thursday trading ahead $2.27, or 4%, to $59.65.