ERIE, PA (April 5, 2022) – newBin, the first free on-demand recycling service to collect any and all types of plastics, has established a plastics recycling partnership with Rehrig Pacific Company to help develop and launch newBin in the Erie community.
“Forming meaningful partnerships with leading sustainability-forward companies like Rehrig Pacific, enables us to grow, and helps us reach our goals of solving the looming plastic waste crisis, while building an impactful, community-based recycling collection model,” said Mitch Hecht, Founder and CEO of newBin. “We are dedicated to the Erie community, and excited to get more involved with local organizations and our fellow Erieites.”
“At Rehrig Pacific in Erie, we are committed to supporting recycling programs which are available and accessible to as many people as possible,” said Sam Haag, Erie Plant Manager, Rehrig Pacific. “After speaking with Mitch and the newBin team, we learned that we share a common vision about the importance of sustainability in plastics and recycling, and we’re ready to support newBin to further engage the whole Erie community.”
Rehrig Pacific will be a leading supporter of newBin and its collection pilot in the City of Erie that will launch this summer. The initial roll-out of the newBin program will involve pop-up “drop off” events and neighborhood cleanups around the city — involving Erie residents by providing jobs for at-risk youth, education about the importance of recycling and grass-roots activism; encouraging all households to participate.
Rehrig Pacific has agreed to donate free recycling bins for plastics to be utilized in commercial venues, including local restaurants, and at concerts and parks, as well as provide front-load commercial containers for residential bag drops.
“Rehrig Pacific’s hundred-year history is built on family, service, growth, innovation, intrapreneurship, and of course sustainability,” said Haag. “We understand the importance of supporting the communities where we
operate and we believe that open and inclusive collaboration results in more impactful and scalable solutions that support systemic change.”
The newBin app will let users schedule recycling pickup at their convenience and earn digital rewards that can be redeemed for goods and services with participating partners. newBin’s vision is to offer simple, no-sort recycling of all plastics that incentivizes Americans to recycle more. A crowdfunding campaign for newBin, currently underway, offers an opportunity for investors, both large and small, to share in newBin’s mission to stop waste plastic piling up in landfills, parks, and waterways. Participants in the crowdfunding enjoy direct ownership in the recycling startup.
To learn more about newBin’s investment opportunity, visit: www.startengine.com/newbin
newBin is on a mission to stop plastic waste that is piling up in our parks and our waterways. The newBin app will let users schedule recycling pickup at their convenience and earn Eco Rewards for discounts at local stores. newBin will offer simple, no-sorting recycling that incentivizes Americans to recycle more.
ABOUT REHRIG PACIFIC
Rehrig Pacific has over a century of experience as a manufacturer of reusable transport packaging, and is a leading authority on sustainable supply chain solutions. The company has leveraged its expertise in supply chains and operational optimization to generate revolutionary innovations in such varied industries as consumer packaged goods, dairy, baking, waste management, beverage, and agriculture. Founded in 1913, Rehrig Pacific’s products and solutions derive from a belief in challenging the status quo of how their customers’ products and ideas move throughout the global supply chain. The company’s proven success comes from focusing on the needs of its customers’ customer, integrating technology to eliminate waste, enhancing the consumer experience, continually delivering solutions that are simple and easy to implement, and providing ideas that are driven by a relentless commitment to sustainability. Learn more at www.RehrigPacific.com.