As the Director of Sustainability and Marketing for Hilex Poly there are definitely some rewarding moments such as seeing the company surpass significant milestones and having the opportunity to share what Hilex does with others. But I find myself looking forward to one specific day out of the year to discuss the great work being done at Hilex Poly. You guessed it—Earth Day.
Earth Day provides people across the globe the opportunity to learn and discuss issues facing our environment. I welcome Earth Day because it gives me the opportunity to highlight Hilex’s efforts to create a sustainable business and sustainable products.
For example, Hilex Poly was recently honored with the 2013 Society of Plastics Engineers Environmental Division’s Award for its work through the Bag-2-Bag recycling program. This program is an important program to Hilex because it allows us to educate and highlight the importance of recycling plastic bags with the help of the local community and retailers. We then collect those bags, process them at our recycling facility in Indiana and turn those donated bags into clean new bags or into other great products like lumber or plastic playground equipment. This is a great way to keep plastic out of landfills and get them back to the consumer to use!
Considering all of the important issues facing our world, I’m proud to work for a great company with great people who are creating 100 percent recyclable and reusable products. There are a number of events happening across the country this Earth Day. Check out the Earth Day Network website to find out how you can get involved this year!