11/15/2014 1:32:55 PM
Conyers, Georgia (November 15, 2014) — America Recycles Day celebrates plastic, paper and foam recycling, but also more unique recycling like textiles and shoes. In honor of the holiday, Dart Container employees in Conyers, GA partnered with Keep Georgia Beautiful to help recycle shoes for men, women and children around the world.
Dart participated in the Shoebox Recycling program through Community Recycling. This program has helped raise over 1 million lbs. of recycled shoes for countries around the world. For each pound of shoes that is collected by the program, Community Recycling pays 50 cents back to the company sending the shoes. They have paid out over $500000 to organizations around the world for shoes.
Through the program, Dart employees collected 50 pairs of shoes, filling three boxes. The money they will receive will be donated to Keep Georgia Beautiful to continue the projects throughout the state.
About Dart Container Corporation
Dart Container sets the industry standard of excellence by manufacturing high quality, affordable, and safe foodservice packaging made from bagasse (sugar cane), paper, and plastic (PET 1, PP 5, EPS 6, and PS6) while offering exceptionally reliable service and responsible environmental practices at the same time. Our portfolio of products offer a variety of positive environmental attributes for our customers to consider for their packaging needs. Dart is also working to boost recovery rates of all the products we manufacture and is widely recognized as the industry leader in creating and promoting recycling opportunities for EPS foam #6. Dart is headquartered in Mason, Michigan. For more information, www.HomeForFoam.com or call (800) 248-5960.