Release: Revolution Bag stock items are now ECOLOGO certified

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Little Rock, ARJune 1, 2015

Revolution Bag is proud to announce that all of its stock items and blends have been ECOLOGO certified to the UL 126 Standard for Sustainability for Plastic Film Products.
Revolution Bag is the first company in the United States to have its entire stock can liner offering ECOLOGO certified by UL Environment, a division of UL, the global independent safety science company. Specifically, 143 garbage bags and can liners and 19 blends are certified. The certification was approved through an elaborate documentation and auditing process of all Revolution Bag products and processes.
“The UL 126 Standard for Plastic Film (trash can liners & garbage bags) is a multi-attribute and life-cycle based standard that has been used in Canada for a number of years,” said Mike Sawchuk, Global Sales & Business Development Manager with UL Environment. “Currently, most of the major users (municipalities, universities, school districts, leading building service contractors, etc.) require products that are ECOLOGO Certified to UL 126 for their plastic film requirements. In the U.S., we see demand growing for proven more sustainable plastic film.”
The UL 126 Standard for Sustainability for Plastic Film Products (established May 2012) requires 20 percent post-consumer recycled resin (PCR) content in the can liners. This is twice the EPA’s Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines current requirement, which has a 10 percent PCR minimum. Revolution Bag averages well above the minimum at 70 percent PCR in its offering.
“Even though our products far exceed the minimum requirement of 20 percent PCR, this is a significant move in a positive direction from a sustainability standpoint,” said Matt Jones, Revolution Bag Vice President of Sales & Marketing.
“We feel this certification is important as Executive Order 13693 now gives government agencies the option of adopting standards, such as UL 126, that meet environmental performance criteria developed or adopted by voluntary consensus standards bodies.”
Executive Order 13693 – Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade was released March 19, 2015, with the goal for government agencies to further promote building energy conservation, efficiency and management while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Revolution Bag also ensures the consistent quality of its environmentally friendly 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 irrigation polytube that is used on farms throughout the United States. That used polytube is then picked up from farmers for no charge at the end of the growing season. The polytube is then washed and recycled into high-quality post-consumer recycled plastic resin and transferred to Revolution Bag’s headquarters in Little Rock, Ark., where it is converted to trash bags.
“Our products start with quality, otherwise it doesn’t matter what it costs or how green it is as it won’t be used,” Jones said. “Using our high-grade resin from our irrigation polytube and then putting it through an in-depth cleaning and recycling process guarantees a consistent, high-quality finished product.”
About UL
UL is a premier global independent safety science company that has championed progress for 120 years. Its more than 10,000 professionals are guided by the UL mission to promote safe working and living environments for all people. UL uses research and standards to continually advance and meet ever-evolving safety needs. We partner with businesses, manufacturers, trade associations and international regulatory authorities to bring solutions to a more complex global supply chain. For more information about our certification, testing, inspection, advisory and education services, visit UL.com.
About UL Standard 126
This Standard covers all plastic film products, including biodegradable and compostable products, as defined in the following subcategories: garbage bags, grocery carry-out sacks, retail sacks, industrial shipping sacks, shrink film case wrap, industrial stretch wrap, drum and other liners, construction films, agricultural films, agricultural mulch films. This Standard does not cover oxo-degradable or oxo-biodegradable plastic film products. ulstandards.ul.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 post-consumer 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 revolutionbag.com. For a complete list of Revolution Bag’s ECOLOGO-certified products, visit here.

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