Sustainability

At Primex, our commitment to sustainable plastic solutions encompasses all of our operations. We prioritize careful stewardship today and creative innovations for the future.

200 million+ lbs
plastic recycled every year
375,000+ sq foot
dedicated space for recycling
EPA Green Power
certified partner (Reedsburg, WI location)
hand holding plant

Reduce

At every step of our process and for every product we develop, Primex works to implement practices to reduce waste, excess material, and energy use.

Our robust schedule of energy audits, commitment to shipment coordination and backhauls, and detailed employee education programs, build sustainability throughout our business.

reusable plastic material

Reuse

We reward business lines, facilities, and employees for creative reuse ideas.

We’ve implemented unique programs that reuse packaging, recaptured manufacturing by-products, and reduced the impact of process heating and cooling.

handful of green plastic pieces

Recycle

At Primex, we divert more than 200 million+ pounds of plastic every year from the waste stream to reclamation programs.

Our own plastic recycling facilities not only support our internal efforts, but also provide recycling services to many of our customers.

corx sheets machine

Replace

Our innovation center constantly looks for sustainable, efficient alternatives to petroleum-based materials. We accomplish this through collaboration with our vendors and new product development.

Current Initiatives – A Better Tomorrow, Starting Today.

molecule model

Absolve®

Printable Primex Absolve uses advanced technology to accelerate polymer decomposition in compost or landfill disposal. See Data Sheet on Absolve.

plant sprouting

Prime BioGreen®

Our renewable BioGreen material with BioColor delivers performance and function while also being ASTM-certified 100% biodegradable.

closeup of Faraprene product

Faraprene R-Series

Our popular Faraprene line now includes a specialty post-consumer-recycled TPE option. Faraprene R-Series delivers sustainability without sacrificing performance. See Data Sheets on Faraprene.

recycled black plastic containers

ReCycled™

Formable, printable ReCycled is made from the highest possible amount of recycled content, greatly reducing environmental impact. It is available in polymers including Polystyrene, Polypropylene, Polyethylene, and others.

eye dropper emptying into test tube

Vanish™

Using state-of-the-art technology, formable Primex Vanish™accelerates polymer decomposition in compost or landfill disposal.

empty stadium seats

How we help professional stadiums recycle

Exposed to the elements year-round, outdoor stadium seating wears out fast. We help teams like the Eagles reduce environmental impact by recycling old seating into exciting new applications for the fans.

Our Commitment

We at Primex Plastics, along with our subsidiaries, are committed to ethical, responsible business practices that meet and often exceed all regulatory requirements.

Our sustainable practices enhance the value and quality of your product and honor our commitment to be environmental stewards, protecting our natural resources for our customers, employees, and future generations.

Primex Plastics also has a strong commitment to our economy. We implement and maintain practices that support long-term economic growth and financial stability for our stakeholders and communities.

We pride ourselves on being good neighbors, both locally and worldwide, not only through our support of community outreach programs and sponsorships but also by safeguarding the interests of our employees and the environment.

We value the strong partnerships we have with our customers and vendors and know that together we will meet and exceed your needs and expectations today and tomorrow.

Primex Sustainability Committee

Chairperson: Blake Pace

Committee Members: Theresa Vanna, Jarrod Neuman, Lee Pfaffle, Dan Purpura, Rob Wells, Tim Wilson, Darin Dubbs, Chris Helms

Questions about our sustainability efforts? Send us a message. 

How each of our divisions advances our sustainability commitment

From how we power our operations to the specific materials we use to the ways we give back to our communities, Primex is dedicated to sustainability throughout our organization.