Did you know it takes 30+ years
for nylon to decompose?
Nylon is a synthetic, man-made fiber. It’s a thermo plastic that has high wear and abrasion resistance which makes it a good material for many things including hay nets. However, once a product has reached the end of its life, the material sticks around….for a long time.
Net waste had always been a pain point for us. Questions like what do we do with manufacturing scrap and what do customers do with old, worn-out nets, plagued our minds. Trash them? Burn them? Bury them? None of those options sounded good. We believe in being good stewards of the land so we were determined to find an environmentally friendly solution.
After nearly a year of research and discussions with several leaders in the recycling industry, we found a partner and put together a plan. As we produce nets, scrap is loaded into industrial size bags. Once a bag reaches 1 ton in weight, it’s tagged and shipped to our recycling partner. The company uses state of the art technology to convert the nets into energy that powers homes and businesses. Waste to energy greatly reduces the amount of trash and greenhouse gases emitted by landfills.
We wanted our customers to be a part of our mission to make a small difference in the big earth picture. We realized not only could we recycle our scrap, but we could also recycle our customers’ nets too. In 2020, we set a massive goal of becoming a zero-waste-to-landfill company and rolled out our net recycling program to customers. Now, instead of our products sitting in landfills waiting 30 years to decompose, they are quickly and safely repurposed.
We accept nets of any material by any brand. Here’s how it works.
- Send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) requesting our recycling form.
- Complete the form, print your shipping label and send the net(s) back to us.
- Once we receive your net, we send you an exclusive coupon to use in stores or online.
With your help, we can keep nets out of landfills and oceans. Get started today.