East Jordan Plastics Inc.

The benefits of plastic plant container recycling

Posted on May 27th, 2020 in Community Involvement, The Sustainable Choice - Recycling Program

The Sustainable Choice – Recycling Program

At East Jordan Plastics, our goal is to spearhead a regional effort to ensure that all of the plastic used in making horticultural plant containers is recycled.


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Here are just some of the benefits of recycling plastic plant containers:

  • Containers made from recycled plastic save up to 60% of the energy required to make the same product from virgin material.
  • The recycling “closed loop” for plastic plant containers is repeated each time the plastic material is recycled with significant energy recovery gains.
  • Recycled horticultural containers avoid landfills and are returned directly to the growing container manufacturing stream.
  • Recycling reduces waste removal fees by keeping growing containers out of dumpsters and landfills.
  • Recycling enhances the growing container industry’s public image as a wise steward of the environment by reusing sustainable plastic growing containers.
  • Recycling creates opportunities for most plastic containers to be reused.
  • Recycling increases retail foot traffic as consumers return their plastic plant containers to garden centers.
  • Recycling achieves a better sustainable footprint due to trash reduction.

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