Trex Plastics Challenge
What is Trex?
Trex is a company headquartered in Winchester, VA. They produce composite decking and outdoor furniture made from 95% recycled wood and plastic film. You can learn more by going to https://www.trex.com/why-trex/eco-friendly-decking/.
What is the challenge?
The challenge presented by Trex is to collect at least 500 pounds of plastic film within a six month time period. Plastic collected is then sent to a local retailer where it is then sent to a distribution center from which Trex purchases the plastic. If the 500 pound minimum is met, Trex provides a free bench to the institution.
What plastic can be collected?
Below is a list of all the types of plastic that can be recycled as part of the challenge. Please make sure that all plastic is clean, dry, and free of food residue.
- Bread and cereal bags
- Grocery bags
- Dry cleaning bags
- Newspaper sleeves
- Ice bags
- Ziplock and other re-sealable bags
- Produce bags
- Bubble wrap
- Packaging air pillows
- Food storage bags
- Salt bags
- Product wrap
Where are the drop-off locations?
- General Services Complex Lobby – Can be accessed by taking Bus Route 06 – 12th Man
- Gardens Community Center – Can be accessed by taking Bus Route 04 – Gig ‘Em
- Hullabaloo Hall 24 Hour Desk (2 bins) – Can be accessed by taking Bus Route 01 – Bonfire or Bus Route 02 – Replant
- Commons 24 Hour Desk (2 bins) – Can be accessed by taking Bus Route 01 – Bonfire
- White Creek Activity Center – Can be accessed by taking Bus Route 03 – Yell Practice
*Until the next challenge in the fall only the Gardens and GSC locations will be up. Any questions or requests for large drop-offs of plastic film can be emailed to email@example.com.
Individual location maps can be accessed by clicking on the location links above or by going to aggiemap.tamu.edu and searching for the location(s).
(since Fall 2018)