Our Story

The Closed Loop Recycling Process

  • Over 100 million pounds of plastic waste kept out of landfills each year
  • Highest quality 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) resin produced
  • High-performance trash bags competitively priced compared to traditional trash bags
1
Crop Irrigation

Evolution Trash Bags' production partner creates agricultural polyethylene irrigation tubing. Tubing is collected after the growing season.

2
Recycling

After its fulfilled its life in the fields, the tubing must be discarded. Our production partner has been in the recycling business for more than 18 years and to date has kept more than 1 billion pounds out of the landfills.

3
Resin Production

Used plastic is recycled at our production partners plant through a patented process that transforms the materials from tubing to SCS-Certified post-consumer resin known as PCR-Pro™

4
Evolution

Resin is transferred to the manufacturing facilities, where it is converted into and our EPA-Compliant and ECOLOGO Certified trash bags are produced.

Environmental Impact*

  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) shows that the production and use of Evolution Trash Bags results in lower environmental impacts across the board when compared to trash bags made without post-consumer recycled (PCR) content.
37%
37% Lower Global Climate Change Emissions

Global Climate Change tracks man-made greenhouse gases that are changing the planet's climate.

53%
53% Less Depletion of Energy Resources

Energy Resource Depletion accounts for the depletion of non-renewable energy resources, such as crude oil, natural gas, and uranium.

50%
50% Decrease in Human Exposure to Fine Particulate Matter

Fine Particulate Matter (Soot) exposure linked to pulmonary illness, cardiac disease, and cancer in the population.

31%
31% Decrease in Human Exposure to Ground Level Ozone

Ground Level Ozone (Smog) Exposure linked to asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema in the population.

12%
12% Less Impact on Ocean Acidification

Ocean Acidification addresses the degree to which carbon dioxide emissions are making oceans more acidic, harming the oceans' ecosystems and food web.

31%
31% Less Impact on Ocean Warming

Ocean Warming accounts for the warming effect of greenhouse gases, which are linked to killing coral reefs and changing the oceans' ecosystems.

51%
51% Less Impact on Regional Acidification

Regional Acidification (Acid Rain) tracks acid emissions that deposit in sensitive areas and affect our lakes, rivers, and wildlife.

*ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

LCA Study proves that production of trash bags made with 70% post-consumer recycled content results in lower environmental impacts when compared to trash bags made without recycled content. Environmental Preferable Products (EPP) and services have a lesser or reduced negative effect on human health and the environment when compared with competing products or services that serve the same purpose. This comparison applies to raw materials, manufacturing, packaging, distribution use, reuse, operation, maintenance, and disposal. Environmental Preferable Products possess more than one environmentally friendly attribute.