Lambert-St. Louis Airport Strengthens Green Initiatives With “Revolutionary” Trash Bags

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If you help implement, operate, or maintain your company’s sustainable program, you know that greenwashing won’t get your message through to the executive team. If you can prove that your company will make an environmental impact and save money at the same time, it’s a win-win situation for all parties involved.

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport has created this win-win situation by simply evaluating their trash can liner program and switching to a more sustainable and cost-effective option. Let the following success story serve as proof of concept for your own green business initiatives.

Lambert-St. Louis Airport’s Success With Revolution Bag

Lambert, a municipally owned airport, implemented several green initiatives in February of 2012, including an Environmental Management System (EMS), the development of a Green Team and many new sustainable policies.

Now Lambert has partnered with Revolution Bag to enhance their sustainable program and save money by using can liners that are manufactured with a minimum of 70% post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic resin. Revolution Bag worked with Lambert’s housekeeping department as well as their waste service companies to ensure the can liners not only help the airport meet EMS goals, but also perform well.

What Makes Revolution Bag So Special?

  • Can liners are manufactured with a minimum of 70% PCR plastic resin; seven times the EPA minimum requirement of 10%.
  • Consistent quality of the trash bags is ensured through the closed-loop recycling process used to make the resin. This resin is certified as 100% post-consumer recycled.
  • The plastic resin is made from irrigation tubing used on farms in southeast Missouri and the southern United States. Revolution Bag’s sister company, Delta Plastics of the South, creates the tubing and then picks it up from farmers for no charge at the end of the growing season. The tubing is then washed and recycled into resin and transferred to Revolution Bag’s headquarters in Little Rock, Arkansas, where it is converted to trash bags that are compliant with EPA Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines.

“With this initiative, Lambert-St Louis International Airport has reduced the amount of material sent to the landfill by 58% while shrinking the use of virgin resin by over 87%,” said Roger Snider, Purchasing Manager for Lambert-St Louis International Airport. “This was all accomplished with an estimated cost savings of 44%.”

HP Products is proud to be a select distributor for the Revolution Bag product line in the Midwest.

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Kirsten DeHaai

Director of eCommerce Marketing at HP Products Corporation
Kirsten DeHaai is the Director of eCommerce Marketing for HP Products, a distributor of facility maintenance supplies throughout the Midwest. Kirsten has more than 8 years of experience in eCommerce development, brand management, online marketing and communications.