Glossary Of Terms
Open-loop recycling: Recycling a used product into a new product of another type. For example, recycling used six-pack rings into new corner boards, to protect items in shipping as is done currently with our recycled ring carriers.
The environmental "Three R's": Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.
LDPE: Low Density Polyethylene: the type of
plastic resin used to make six-pack rings. To see the complete information on the LDPE #4 that Hi-Cone uses and its properties, click here. Products made from LDPE can be identified
by the symbol:
Minimal package: A product package that uses the least possible amount of material to do its job, thereby reducing solid waste.
Did you know that ring carriers can be the most sustainable type of minimal packaging? Read more...
Non-toxic: Describes materials that do not contain poisonous chemicals.
Natural resources: Forms of wealth supplied by nature, such as coal, oil, water, wood, and land.
Photodegrade: To lose strength and break down when exposed to sunlight.
For more information on how ring carriers photodegrade click here...
Ring carrier: Flexible six-pack rings made from LDPE, used to hold cans or bottles in a multi-pack. Six-pack rings today are minimal packages, photodegradable, non-toxic, and recyclable.
Ring Leader Recycling Program: An opportunity for schools, business and other groups to reduce solid waste and promote recycling by collecting and sending six-pack rings back to their manufacturer.
Solid waste: Waste that is not reused or recycled. Solid waste usually ends up in a landfill or incinerator. If recycled, it's not waste!