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Vortex Awarded for Recycling Efforts

March 16, 2020
News & Updates

Vortex Awarded for Recycling Efforts

March 16, 2020

For the third time in six years, Vortex Global was recognized by Cope Plastics for its commitment to sustainability, environmental responsibility and making the world a better place. The Gold Level Milestone award recognizes companies who have achieved a total of 200,000 pounds of recycled industrial plastics. For Vortex, this milestone was reached in just six years.

“Our awards are based on quantity of plastic that we have kept out of the landfills and brought back into the industry. Vortex’s latest accomplishment of 200,000 pounds of recycled plastic is very significant,” said Kip Slattery, Recycling Sales Manager from Cope Plastics. “Cope’s Topeka branch has several customers that utilize our recycling plan and Vortex is the first to reach the 200,000-pound mark. Cope Plastics has 16 branch locations with Topeka being the third highest in volume for recycling, due in large part to participation from Vortex.”

The Milestone Awards are part of Cope’s Solutions-Based Customer Recycling Award Program (SCRAP), which recognizes companies who are making a conscious effort to recycle surplus plastic materials. Vortex has participated in the SCRAP program for the past six years. In 2016, Vortex achieved SCRAP’s Green Level Milestone Award for recycling a total of 50,000 pounds of industrial plastics and the Silver Level Milestone Award in 2018 for recycling a total of 100,000 pounds of plastics. Both of these achievements were also accomplished in two years.

“Playing an active role in the sustainable plastic manufacturing industry is very important to Vortex,” said Tim Deines, Director of Supply Chain at Vortex. “We are proud to be part of this effort, and the partnership we have with Cope Industries to help make this happen. We look forward to continuing this program so the important natural resources that make up plastics are respected and used appropriately.”

Worldwide, Vortex employees are also taking part in personal recycling initiatives to improve the environments we live in. This includes Vortex’s headquarters in Salina, Kansas, USA, as well as its global offices in Darlington, United Kingdom; Querétaro City, Querétaro, México; and Shanghai, China. Recycling plastics is just one of the many ways Vortex and its employees work to lessen the environmental impact the company has. To learn more about the other recycling initiatives and environmental programs at Vortex, click here.

Through these efforts, Vortex is committed to its community, conserving resources, and protecting the environment. As a part of our core values – Respect, Integrity, Humility, Passion and Empathy – Vortex is willing and eager to reduce its ecological footprint, so that there will be a healthy world for future generations.

About Cope:
Cope Plastics, Inc. is the premier plastics distributor and the largest fabricator of machined plastic parts in North America. Cope’s Solutions-Based Customer Recycling Award Program (SCRAP) was created to help its customers increase sustainability efforts through and easily accessible, viable recycling channel for post-industrial plastic.

About Vortex:
For more than 40 years, Vortex has provided quality slide gates, diverters, iris valves and loading spouts designed specifically for handling dry bulk solids in gravity, vacuum, dilute, or dense phase applications. Vortex valves and spouts are engineered for dependability, durability, easy maintenance, and offer proven solutions to material handling and process efficiency problems. With an in-house team of engineers, Vortex products can be completely customised for individual applications or special installations.

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