PALMERSTON, ON and ASHLAND, OH — Wednesday, December 14, 2022 — Trusscore, the material science company that is changing the way the world builds interior walls and ceilings, today announced a recycling partnership with Return Polymers, Inc., a leader in the development, implementation, and delivery of recycled PVC solutions. The partnership will harness the industry-leading environmental expertise of Return Polymers and its innovative FULL-CIRCLE Recycling program, which will collect, grind, and recycle Trusscore PVC material, helping ensure that as much waste and scrap as possible is recycled and used to make new PVC products.
“Environmental stewardship is a core value at Trusscore,” said Trusscore CEO Dave Caputo. “Return Polymers helps companies realize their sustainability goals and are helping us to reduce the environmental impact of building materials — they are as determined as we are to make a difference by increasing the volume of construction materials that are recycled. We couldn’t have found a better partner.”
Return Polymers has recycling facilities in Michigan and Ohio. Through its FULL-CIRCLE Recycling program, Return Polymers delivers its totes or bins to a central collection point, and then contractors or do-it-yourselfers drop off PVC end-cuts or other waste PVC material into the bin. Return Polymers collects the bins and then sorts and processes the contents, which are then incorporated into new building products such as decking, siding, and trim. The company processes more than 100 million pounds of PVC every year.
“Trusscore has shown its commitment to environmental sustainability, and we’re delighted we can be of assistance,” said Return Polymers’ President David Foell. This is a partnership that will help make a difference in the amount of PVC material recycled and reused. We hope that other manufacturers will be similarly inspired to take action and help us create a more sustainable future.”
Trusscore makes several PVC-based products, including Wall&CeilingBoard, a more sustainable replacement for painted drywall. Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard helps to reduce some of the 2 million tons of drywall that ends up in U.S. landfills every year.
“This partnership is another building block in our commitment to sustainable practices and the beginning of what we hope will become a North America-wide practice,” said Caputo.
For more information on the recycling initiatives at Trusscore, please visit trusscore.com/recycling.
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Trusscore is changing how people build buildings and the environmental footprint left behind when they do. Trusscore is focusing on R&D and bringing material science to its formulations–making its products functional and beautiful. Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard is changing the way the world builds interior walls with a material that is installed three times faster and is incredibly durable, reusable, and recyclable. The company’s marketing and R&D teams are based at the Communitech Hub in Kitchener, with manufacturing plants in Palmerston, Ontario, and Calgary, Alberta. For more information, visit trusscore.com.
About Return Polymers
For 30 years, Return Polymers has been a leader in the development, implementation, and delivery of recycled PVC compound solutions. Acquired by The AZEK Company (NYSE: AZEK) in 2020, Return Polymers serves clients in every PVC market segment, helping to eliminate landfill costs and improve sustainability. Safety, simplicity, integrity, and partnership are the four tenets forming the backbone of our business. Our facilities maintain an unparalleled safety record, a simple approach to sustainability, technical leadership, supply chain excellence, and cost-effectiveness. For more information, visit, returnpolymers.com.
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