Family-owned Packaging Distributor Exceeds Industry Best Practices

Solo Products Announces Sustainability Initiative to Combat Plastics Industry Waste

Solo Products, Inc., a leading provider of industrial, plastic fabrication services, as well as the largest stocking dealer of Buckhorn reusable plastic containers, announces that they have just deployed a non-standard industry initiative to promote sustainability best practices, company wide.

reusable plastic container repair and plastic container recyclingPlastics and fabrication manufacturing render an excess of scrap and unusable materials. Solo Products has deployed their own sustainable stewardship initiative, 3-fold: by recycling in excess of 96% of fabrication scrap, by introducing a plastic container repair program, and by providing sustainable, reusable packaging solutions across the globe. “We’ve noticed our customers placing an increasing emphasis on sustainability in their operations,” said Steve Kunkemoeller, President of Solo Products. “And we have the moral responsibility and desire to meet and hopefully exceed that expectation in our own operations.”

The type of plastic that Solo uses in their fabrication business and recycles is a high-density polyethylene (HDPE). With a high strength-to-density ratio, HDPE is used in the production of plastic containers, corrosion-resistant piping, geo-membranes, and plastic lumber. Just since 2017, Solo Products has recycled over 315,000 lbs. of HDPE scrap, and currently, the Solo Products team is also researching more ways to reuse Solo’s scrap materials.

plastic recycling container recycling“Evidence is mounting that the chemical building blocks that make plastics so versatile are the same components that might harm people and the environment. And its production and disposal contribute to an array of environmental problems, too.” – Jessica Knoblauch, Environmental Health News

Solo’s plastic container repair program repairs large plastic bulk and steel containers for a wide array of industry clients. Their extensive stock of doors, latches, and runners, as well as welding services, ensures a quick and seamless repair process. They are hopeful that these efforts will ignite a positive response, and operational alignment as an industry standard.

Along with container repair program, and plastics recycling, Solo has also started taking on new recycling projects to include steel waste and other metal components. Solo will continue to seek out more recycling solutions to eliminate their carbon footprint, inside and outside of manufacturing. Stay tuned!