A polyethylene recycling program created by N.S. Farrington & Co. has passed the 60,000 pound mark.
The customer-focused program allows customers of the laundry and dry cleaning supplies distributor to recycle grocery bags, consumer packaging, newspaper bags and garment bags at its sites in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and Georgia.
“We intend to push hard to bring the disposable products we sell to our customers full circle, keeping poly bags and wire hangers in particular from landing unnecessarily in our region's landfills,” CEO Clint Harris said in a statement. “Our poly recycling program, which started as a pilot with a few customers in North Carolina, is now being offered to our customers in five states as we work toward 100 percent customer participation.”
N.S. Farrington, based in Winston-Salem, N.C., said it is “on track to recycle 1 ton of polyethylene plastic per month.”