The Ring Leader
More than 12,000 schools, business and groups around the
world have participated in the free Ring
Leader Recycling Program and helped to save the environment. Participants in the program collect ring carriers
and ship them back to Hi-Cone. The ring carriers are used in open loop recycling.
This helps to reduce litter and waste in our landfills as well as the amount
of natural resources needed to create new plastic products.
to consider that the most effective way to recycle Hi-Cone ring carriers
is to include them in local recycling programs, wherever #4 LDPE or mixed
plastics are collected. This is the most environmentally friendly way to
recycle your rings for several reasons.
Using Local Recycling Sources:
- Saves on the fuel that is consumed in the shipping of the rings from
one location to another.
- Saves on the packaging that is required for shipping
the rings, which, in turn, creates more materials to be recycled.
the success of your local recycling programs, helping to ensure their continued
For these “green” reasons, it is best that you check to see what
local recycling sources are available to you first. Here are two good sources
to check to see if #4 LDPE is collected in your area:
If, however, recycling of #4 LDPE does not exist in your area, you can
join our free Ringleader recycling program!
Ring Leader Recycling Program
is designed for both formal and informal educational venues to help minimizing
the damaging effects of litter on the environment. The Ring Leader Recycling
Program is an educational experience, involving recyclable six-pack rings
and the Three R's — Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.
After you join the Ring Leader
Recycling Program, you will receive a FREE kit (one per group) containing
a tree, and information on returning the rings for recycling (postage paid
Joining the program is an easy, three-step process:
an interest with your group or school.
- Join the program by filling out the
form to receive a FREE kit (one per school or group).
- Implement your recycling
efforts as a total school project with kit materials received from Hi-Cone.
Once you have implemented the Ring Leader Recycling Program, you can order additional supplies from Hi-Cone when necessary.