Northwest Polymers – Helping Las Vegas Recycling Grow
As in so many states, the largest city is not the state capital, so Las Vegas suffers the municipal waste management headache, and not Carson City. With 580,000 citizens, it is 10 times the size of state capital (55,000). But what is perhaps more remarkable, is that a tiny settlement of just 25 people in 1900, should grow to have a metropolitan population of 1.9 million by 2010.
Just like the city’s population, Las Vegas recycling has been growing steadily in recent years as statistics provided by the Nevada State Division of Environmental Protection indicate.
Recycling in Las Vegas is still below the state goal of 25%, with just 17.4% of municipal organic, glass, paper and plastic waste recycled. But the city itself is set in Clark County, and according to 2009 figures, 50,000 households there had signed up to domestic single-stream recycling programs. The result was a recycling rate rise from 3% to 25%, so the signs are good.
At Northwest Polymers, we are pleased to be able to do our part in maintaining Las Vegas’s drive for a cleaner, greener city. Through our services, businesses in a wide variety of sectors – from retail to industry – can not only dispose of their plastic scrap in the responsible way, but also turn their waste into revenue.
This is because our Value Added service is a high quality and cost-efficient service that allows businesses in Las Vegas recycle with no logistical worries to grapple with. Instead, their unwanted plastic is bought, picked up and transported to our state-of-the-art recycling facility in Oregon.
The waste is recycled into individual plastic resins and specialty polymers – from ABC to PVC – which is then sold to manufacturers to satisfy the consumer demand for eco-friendly plastic products.
Just as Las Vegas has become a jewel in the Nevada desert, plastic recycling in Las Vegas is growing into a shining example of an environmentally effective and economically cost-efficient solution to the problem of disposing of commercial, industrial and even institutional plastic waste.
Nevada Recycling Cities
City of Las Vegas recycling website