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  • Trex Plastic Film Recycling Challenge

    Trex Company, the world’s largest manufacturer of composite decking and railing, is calling on K-12 students across the country to join the Trex® Plastic Film Recycling Challenge for a chance to win prizes for their schools by giving new life to discarded plastic film. Now in its 16th year, the annual competition challenges students to collect and recycle as much polyethylene (PE) plastic film as possible over a five-month period between America Recycles Day (Nov. 15) and Earth Day (April 22).  

    Trex’s composite decking is sustainably made from 95% recycled materials, including a mix of industrial wood scrap and plastic film upcycled from common household items such as grocery/shopping bags, sandwich bags, case overwrap, newspaper sleeves and more.  

    Once enrolled in the Trex Plastic Film Recycling Challenge, schools receive a turnkey kit complete with detailed instructions, promotional materials, recycling bins and a list of qualifying recyclable materials. Participants simply weigh and report collection totals to Trex each month throughout the collection period before delivering the recycled plastic to designated Trex drop-off points in their communities. Here in Porter County, Meijer and Kohl’s are designated drop of locations. Schools can track their success and standings throughout the program via a dedicated leaderboard at Recycle2Win.com. 

    The 16th annual Trex Plastic Film Recycling Challenge begins November 15, 2022, in conjunction with America Recycles Day. To learn more about this program and sign your school up for the competition, visit www.Nextrex.com.  

    For more information on acceptable recycling items and educational programming, contact the Recycling & Waste Reduction District of Porter County at (219) 465-3694 or visit www.PorterCountyRecycling.org. 

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