To help improve our industrial plastic recycling, Velcro Companies joined Cyclyx International, a consortium-based, post-use plastic innovation company with a mission to increase the rate of plastic recycling from 10% to 90%.
Velcro Companies is the manufacturer of the original hook and loop fastener and a global leader in innovative fastening solutions designed for numerous markets and applications. VELCRO® Brand fastening technology is easy to use, versatile and durable for delicate or extreme conditions. We are committed to sustainable product development and use ORIGINAL THINKING™ to provide solutions to challenges worldwide.
Velcro Companies continues to optimize its sustainable manufacturing processes to lessen its environmental impact by means of landfill diversion, reduced energy consumption and more. We have products made from recycled content, including fasteners for consumer organization, gardening and footwear and apparel brands.
The Process to Increase Industrial Plastic Recycling in Manufacturing Between Velcro Companies & Cyclyx
Cyclyx brings companies together to share ideas on possibilities to improve plastic recycling. Here are the steps Velcro Companies & Cyclyx are taking to improve recycling processes.
- Analyze all outgoing waste streams and identify possible ways to optimize them in the most sustainable ways.
- Create new processes to introduce circular materials into our products.
Velcro Companies plans to utilize the post-use plastic materials to produce innovative fastening solutions for customers using recycled content. This aligns with our goal to reduce our footprint and deliver products made from recycled materials, feeding the growing customer demand for eco-friendly solutions while contributing to Cyclyx’s goal of increasing plastic recycling.
“We’re excited to welcome Velcro Companies to Cyclyx,” stated Joe Vaillancourt, CEO of Cyclyx. “Their commitment to sustainable manufacturing and diverting solid waste from landfills is in line with everything that Cyclyx is working to achieve. Their membership will be a great addition to our mission to help increase the recycling rate of plastic from 10% to 90%.”
About Cyclyx International, LLC & its Goal to Improve Industrial Plastic Recycling
Cyclyx International, LLC. (“Cyclyx”) is a post-use plastic feedstock supply chain innovator working with industry participants to develop innovative recycling solutions for all types of post-use plastics. The company’s mission is to increase the recycling rate of plastics from 10% to 90% by using Cyclyx’s expertise in understanding the chemical composition of post-use plastic in collaboration with industry partners to create a new, innovative supply chain. Cyclyx was founded by Agilyx Corporation (“Agilyx”), a leader in advanced chemical recycling, together with ExxonMobil Chemical Company, one of the largest chemical companies in the world. Cyclyx has been formed to be a consortium-based entity and since its founding there have been a growing number of companies joining its membership.