Green Commitment

Green Commitment

We understand the impact the plastics industry has on the environment — petroleum use, shipping costs, the energy to fabricate, nonorganic waste and more. Over the past several years, we’ve made a commitment to reduce those impacts. Partly because it’s the right thing to do for the planet, but also because it makes economic sense. Our commitment to a green approach reduces our costs and enables us to deliver incredible value to our clients.

  • Our commitment begins with in-house recycling. We regrind and reuse all of our own post-industrial bulk scrap plastic as well as some post-consumer scrap plastic. All of the thermoplastic materials leftover from setup parts, end cuts, purges and non-conforming parts are collected and ground up in-house or sent out for high-volume grinding, then returned for 100 percent reuse. When a typical day generates more than 500 pounds of scrap plastic, this is a big deal to us and to our environment.
  • Whenever possible we purchase recycled resins and sheets from our suppliers. Even when using these reclaimed materials, all of the resins, sheet stock and components are tracked and traceable to the materials’ regrind lot numbers, just as with virgin materials — so if any issue ever arises, all ISO procedures are followed, traceable and reliable.
  • We employ multiple fabrication processes which can help us reduce material waste. We even combine processes and materials to suit the specification or challenge at hand, while efficiently using materials.
  • We continually assess our operation and look for ways — through lighting, energy efficient machinery and shipping — to reduce energy use and our carbon footprint.

At Diversified Plastics We see ourselves not as a manufacturer, but as an innovator that continually looks for ways to improve the life of a product and reduce procurement and maintenance costs. And we strive to do all of this in a way that not only improves our client’s work today but our environment tomorrow.