SALINA, KANSAS, US — Vortex Global was recognized by Cope Plastics for its commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility. This is the third time in six years the company has been recognized.

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,” said Kip Slattery, recycling sales manager from Cope Plastics. “Vortex’s latest accomplishment of 200,000 pounds of recycled plastic is very significant. 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 that 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 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 also are taking part in personal recycling initiatives. This includes Vortex’s headquarters in Salina, Kansas, US, as well as its global offices in Darlington, UK; Querétaro City, Querétaro, Mexico; and Shanghai, China.