Sustainability Resources

Webinars

Past presentations presented by TLMI and our partners are great resources for your company to see the industry's best environmental practices and initiatives. Presentations on topics such as Labels and Plastics Recycling by APR & Target or Sustainable Packaging Coalition's How2Recycle Label can be found in TLMI's archives in Engage.

Label Waste Non-Landfill Option

These non-landfill options are the actual solution providers. We have not included waste hauling companies that search for solutions on your behalf. Waste hauling companies such as Sonoco, Pinnacle, Rumpke, Heritage Interactive, Waste Management, for example, may also be helpful in searching for waste-to-energy options for TLMI members.

Label Matrix Waste: Non-Landfill Options

Company  Contact Phone Details
Convergen Energy
600 Liberty St. Green Bay, WI 54304
Tedd Van Camp (903) 432-3835 Fuel pellets produced from non-recyclable materials incl paper and film matrix waste, flexible packaging. Will not accept PVC or any chlorinated materials. Bales, gaylords, roll-offs, and compactors accepted. Rolls are accepted if banded and on pallets. Company owns a boiler that uses the fuel pellets.
Geocycle (Systech Environmental)
505 North Main St. Northampton, PA 18067
Randy Gregory (843) 200-6891 Non-hazardous facility accepts non-hazardous Plastics-Paper-Cardboard packaged in cubic yard boxes, super-sacks, totes, baled material and selected material in drums and selected material in bulk containers (roll-offs, compactors, etc.). Geocycle Whitehall Pre-Processes these materials with a pre-shred utilizing a 2-Shaft shredder for the first step in material sizing then material is belted into a Zeno finish shredder that completes the shredding process by sizing material to <1/2” minus. The Engineered Fuel is transported approximately 2 miles to our parent company LaFargeHolcim Cement in Whitehall, PA to be utilized in our Sustainability Kiln-Co-Processing program via our non-hazardous feed system into the cement manufacturing process.
Geocycle (Systech Environmental)
2425 US-78 Dorchester, SC 29437
Randy Gregory (843) 200-6891 Geocycle accepts non-hazardous liquids, sludges and solids packaged in 55 gallon drums (metal, plastic, and fiber), cubic yard boxes, super-sacks, totes, palletized material, bailed material and material in bulk containers. Geocycle Dorchester Pre-Processes these materials into a <2” minus Engineered Fuel and transports this Engineered Fuel to our parent company Holcim Cement in Holly Hill, SC to be utilized in our Waste-to-Energy.
Systech Environmental
8039 Hwy 25 West Calera, AL
Donnie McBride (205) 668-4906 The Calera site is non-hazardous facility accepts non-hazardous Plastics-Paper-Cardboard packaged in boxes, super-sacks, totes, baled material in trailer vans. 
Pellet America
2601 W 2nd St. Appleton, WI 54914
Lee Robbert
Adam Robbert
Autumn Wiedmeyer
(920) 954 0466 All non-recyclables are accepted except for PVC or any cholorinated materials.  Markets are to a variety of customers that consume renewables when the price for renewables is attractive vs fossil energy.
No organics. Packaging: bales, gaylords, roll-offs and compactors. Don’t like rolls
Quantities include full trucks and less than truck loads with prior approval. Can not handle rail cars.
Systech Environmental
2200 N Courtney Road Sugar Creek, MO 64050
Jeff Loulos (816) 257-3601 Non-hazardous facility accepts non-hazardous Plastics-Paper-Cardboard packaged in boxes, super-sacks, totes, baled material in trailer vans.

UPM Raflatac Rafcycle
Scott Sowers (828) 275-7261  Can take all types of matrix waste, except PVC or chlorinated materials. Provides a certification for recycling the materials.
Vexor Engineered Fuel of Indiana
6480 Airport Rd. Gary, IN 46406
Brian Surane (219) 240-1116 All non-recyclables are accepted except for PVC or any cholorinated materials. Prior approval required before shipping. Materials must be sampled.
Vexor Engineered Fuel of Ohio
955 W. Smith Rd. Medina, OH 44256
Brian Surane (877) 721 9773 All non-recyclables are accepted except for PVC or any cholorinated materials. Prior approval required before shipping. Materials must be sampled.

Label Liner Waste: Non-Landfill Options

Company  Phone Contact Details
Circular Polymers
PO Box 353 Wilmette, IL 60091
(630) 235-8171 David Bender Will pay $.03 per lb. delivered to West Chicago location.
Generator pays shipping.

PET liner only. Materials need to be qualified first.
Kal Polymers
3440 Wolfedale Rd. Missisauga, Ontario, Canada
(905) 273-7400 Customer Service PET liner only.
Sustana (Fox River Fibers)
1751 W. Matthew Dr. De Pere, WI 54115
(920) 339-9880 Rebecca Schoenebeck Paper liner only.
Sustana (Fox River Fibers)
3805 Avenue Saint Augustin Levis, Quebec, G6Z 8J4
(418) 832-6115 Rebecca Schoenebeck Paper liner only.
UPM Raflatac Rafcycle (828) 275-7261  Scott Sowers Has outlets for both Paper and Film liner.
Provides a certification for recycling the materials.

Recycling Compatible Adhesives (RCA)

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