enhance its sustainability efforts and save money using quality trash bags made with post-consumer recycled
Lambert will be using Revolution Bag can liners that are made using a minimum of 70 percent post-consumer recycled
plastic resin. That 70 percent PCR is made from irrigation tubing used on farms in southeast Missouri and the southern
United States and is certified as 100% post-consumer recycled.
Revolution Bag can also insure the consistent quality of the trash bags because of the closed-loop recycling
process it uses for the resin. Revolution Bag’s sister company, Delta Plastics of the South, creates the tubing and
then picks it up from farmers for no charge at the end of the growing season. The tubing is then washed and
recycled into resin and transferred to Revolution Bag’s headquarters in Little Rock, Ark., where it is converted to
trash bags that are compliant with EPA Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines.
“To be compliant with the EPA guidelines, the EPA requires a minimum 10 percent of the trash bag to be made with
post-consumer recycled resin. Lambert-St Louis International Airport is blowing that away by being seven times
better by using a minimum of 70 percent post-consumer recycled resin in their bags. These bags also qualify within the
USGBC’s LEED program,” said Matt Jones, Revolution Bag Vice President of Sales.
Lambert, which is municipally owned, implemented the Environmental Management System (EMS) in February of
2012 and developed a Green Team in addition to implementing many new sustainability policies.
Revolution Bag worked with Lambert’s housekeeping department as well as its waste service company to insure
the can liners not only help the airport meet its EMS goals but also perform well.
“With this initiative, Lambert-St Louis International Airport has reduced the amount of material sent to the
landfill by 58 percent while shrinking the use of virgin resin by over 87 percent,” said Roger Snider, Purchasing Manager
for Lambert-St Louis International Airport. “This was all accomplished with an estimated cost savings of
About Lambert – St Louis International Airport
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport served nearly 13 million passengers in 2013 and is the 31st busiest airport
in the U.S. as ranked by Airports Council International-North America. Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is
an Enterprise Fund Department of the City of St. Louis. It is wholly supported by airport user charges. No general
fund revenues are used for the operation, administration, promotion or maintenance of airport facilities. For
more information on flights and services at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, log onto flystl.com
About Revolution Bag
Revolution Bag is the first company to provide a complete line of EPA-compliant trash can liners that don’t cost
more and perform just as well as bags produced with virgin resin. The key is with Revolution’s supply of postconsumer
materials – a virtually endless quantity of consistent, high-quality raw materials for recycling provided
by sister company Delta Plastics. Delta Plastics makes a variety of agricultural plastics and pond liners that are
collected, washed, reground and then manufactured into Revolution Bags. For more information, go to