Total Plastics and the Environment
Total Plastics, Inc.™ and its suppliers are committed to making the world a better place to live through plastics technology. Plastics possess the following benefits, which better our lives with minimal environmental impact.
Easy to Work With: Plastics conserve resources and manpower, leading to reduced injuries.
Low Maintenance: Plastic materials offer extended product life with little or no maintenance.
Air & Moisture Barrier: Plastics minimize mold, reduce contamination and improve insulation effectiveness.
Recyclable (or may contain recycled content): Recycling plastics saves energy and reduces solid waste. Total Plastics actively recycles the following scrap materials:
- PVC Expanded Foam Board
Innovative: Plastics make possible many of the newest medical procedures that extend and improve the quality of our lives.
Reduce Pollution: During the manufacturing of plastics, less pollution is generated compared to the products replaced by plastics. In addition, chemically resistant plastics are less likely to leak and spill pollutants into the environment.
Total Plastics is a member of the IAPD and adheres to the IAPD Environmental Statement:
Our plastics association and its members are proud to operate in a broad and diverse marketplace. In so doing, our and all businesses create an environmental footprint. We believe plastics offer unique opportunities to reduce, reuse and recycle, thereby minimizing our environmental impact. We are committed to fully developing these benefits for the good of the environment, for the health of our people, and for the growth of our industry.
We commit to:
- Training the channel and educating the public on the specific environmental benefits of plastics.
- Demonstrating environmental stewardship, both as individuals and businesses.
- Conducting recycling programs that will include the entire channel.
- Utilizing the safest and most proper disposal methods when the useful life of our products expires.
- Promoting research to develop new products and applications that offer positive environmental impacts.
The guiding principles of our sustainability commitment are Conservation, Waste Minimization, Preservation, Cooperation and Education. In this spirit, with our fullest efforts and without undue stress on the environment, all members of our association, our companies, and the communities we call home will prosper.