At IPL Macro sustainability is at the forefront of every project we decide to pursue. We have unique opportunities to recover and close the waste stream from our products. All of our products are made of a single material, either polypropylene or HDPE, and weigh on average 80 lbs each. This makes each product valuable to recover.
With our buy-back program we pay fair market prices for our products and regrind the material to be used again. The regrind is cleaned to remove dirt, rocks and debris and for some applications it is necessary for it to be reprocessed into uniform pellets. In 2019 we installed a pelletizing unit which allows us to reprocess our recycled material onsite, reducing our carbon emission from freighting the material to a third party company. Additionally, it allows us to increase the recycled content in our products.
At IPL Macro, we are motivated to capture as many products as possible at the end of their life and contribute positively to the circular economy.
Most of our recycled resin is used in the feet that go on the bottom of our bins. However, due to the longevity of our products, we only get back a small percentage each year. Please contact customer service at 800-845-6555 to learn more about our buy-back program.