Township of Union Surpasses 800lbs Milestone in Trex Recycling Challenge
The Mayor and Committee of the Township of Union are excited to announce that the Township of Union has surpassed the 800lbs mark for the Trex Plastic Bag Challenge!
“This challenge was a great way to engage with our residents to not only show the importance of recycling but how as a community we can come together and be environmentally responsible,” stated Mayor Michele Delisfort. “Union is becoming a more eco-friendly town and that is something we are looking forward to!”
Union residents have been devotedly pitching in to recycle their share of thin film plastics and plastic bags, amassing 806 pounds of plastics in just five months.
The Challenge is part of the Trex Recycling Program, aimed at encouraging the general public to recycle their grocery bags, bread bags, produce bags, cereal bags, ice bags, case overwrap, bubble wrap, dry cleaning bags, Ziploc and other re-sealable bags, and similar bags and wrap for other objects. If the organization or school collects 500 or more pounds of thin film plastics within a six-month period, Trex will send the group a Trex Outdoor Furniture 48″ Yacht Club Bench.
The Trex Company estimates that the weight of 75 thin film plastic bags equals approximately one pound. This means that for every 500 pounds collected, a total of approximately 37,500 thin film plastic bags were collected.