Sustainability & Recycling

Protecting & Serving our Environment

Base Plastics is one of the largest recyclers of plastic in the Northeast. We strive to reduce the impact of plastics on the planet, operating both our NY and TX manufacturing plants as zero waste facilities. Not only does all internal plant scrap get regenerated, we also source scrap from other manufacturers, end users, and even smaller plants that we recycle and use to make new bags.

Some of our Sustainability Initiatives Include:

  • Recycling & Scrap Buyback Program (see below)
  • Complete line of LEED certified compostable bags
  • BPI certified compostable materials
  • Biodegradable additives
  • Innovative Elasticene™ uses 40% less polyethylene

Recycling & Scrap Buyback Program

Our recycling rebate program provides customers with a financial incentive while also keeping plastic out of the waste stream. 

When applicable, Base can arrange to have your baled or unbaled poly scrap picked up and transported to one of our facilities to be recycled back into raw materials. We will then pay the going rate per pound for that scrap. Rather than paying to have your scrap end up in a landfill, why not have Base pay YOU while ensuring that your scrap is reused in an eco-friendly manner?

In addition, Base can provide your company with a letter certifying your participation in this unique program to support their own sustainability initiatives.

A recycling facility at base plastics