NexTrex® Incentive Program Rewards Suppliers For Recycling


WINCHESTER, Va., July 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – One of the largest plastic recycling initiatives in North America, Trex Company’s NexTrex® retail recycling program makes sustainability simple and satisfying by rewarding participants for the collection of post-consumer plastic films. Launched in 2020, the NexTrex Supplier Incentive Program encourages retailer participation by awarding points for their contributions, which they can use to redeem Trex rewards. At the end of the program’s inaugural year, Price Chopper Supermarkets took home the award, which collected and supplied over 1.5 million pounds of post-consumer recycled plastic film to be turned into a beautiful, high-performance Trex composite deck. .

“We applaud Price Chopper’s exceptional efforts to create a more sustainable business model and community by promoting and actively participating in the NexTrex recycling initiative,” said Dave Heglas, senior director, Supply Chain Excellence for Trex Company. “While earning top honors in our Supplier Incentive Program is a remarkable achievement in itself, the real victory is as we work together to promote environmental stewardship while diverting over a million pounds of discarded plastic films that would otherwise end up in our oceans and landfills. . “

Each year, Trex reuses more than 450 million pounds of polyethylene plastic waste in the manufacture of its world-famous composite deck, which is made from 95% recycled materials. Among its largest sources are grocery stores and other retailers who are partnering with Trex to responsibly dispose of plastic shopping bags and polyethylene film used to wrap products and pallets. Through the NexTrex Supplier Incentive Program, participating retailers can earn points for achieving various actions and milestones, including years of participation, annual program growth, in-store program promotion, proactive community engagement, and Moreover.

In 2020, Price Chopper Supermarkets collected over 1.5 million pounds of post-consumer plastic waste from its 132 stores in upstate New York, VT, CT, MA, NH and PA. To reach the top of the “Golden Status” program, the Northeast Channel went beyond the basics in its participation and execution.

“Price Chopper has been a committed Trex recycling partner for many years and has fully embraced the NexTrex incentive program,” Heglas explained. “In addition to positioning collection bins prominently at the front of all their stores, they promoted the initiative with in-store signage and proactively encouraged shoppers to recycle their plastic bags and discarded film. through loudspeaker Public Service Announcements (PSAs) in every store, every day, every hour!

In addition to the honor of earning Gold status in the program, Price Chopper will receive Trex benches which can be placed in company stores or donated to places or organizations in the retailer’s local communities.

Approximately 32,000 stores nationwide participate in the NexTrex Retail recycling program. After collection at these retail locations, the recycled plastic is sent to local distribution centers, where it is sorted and shipped to Trex’s manufacturing facilities in Virginia and Nevada.

“While concerns about COVID at the start of the pandemic prompted some retailers to suspend garbage collection, the majority of programs have resumed in accordance with updated CDC guidelines,” Heglas noted. “In fact, over 60% of our retail recycling partners have shown positive growth in their collections and contributions from 2019 to 2020.”

Participating in the NexTrex recycling program is easy for retail stores of any size. Trex provides participants with recycling bins, instructional videos, promotional materials, and a list of eligible recyclable materials, which include everyday items such as grocery and retail bags, bread bags, overwrap, newspaper sleeves, bubble wrap and more. For more information on how to participate in the NexTrex Supplier Incentive Program, visit Trex.com/Recycling.

About the Trex Company
Trex Company is the world’s largest manufacturer of high performance alternative wood decking and railing, with nearly 30 years of product experience. The # 1 Outdoor Living Brand Proud To Be On Fortune Magazine’s 2020 List Of The World’s 100 Fastest Growing Companies And On Forbes’ 2021 List Of Best Mid-Sized Companies In The United States . Stocked at more than 6,700 locations worldwide, Trex exterior products offer a wide range of styling options with fewer ongoing maintenance requirements than wood, as well as an eco-friendly choice. environment. For more information, visit trex.com. You can also follow Trex on Twitter (@Trex_Company), Instagram (@trexcompany) Pinterest (trexcompany) or Houzz (trex-company-inc), “like” Trex on Facebook, or watch product and demo videos on the channel YouTube brand (TheTrexCo).

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