TrinityRail Joins Cyclyx Consortium

Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
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TrinityRail® has joined the Cyclyx Consortium of Cyclyx International as its first railcar manufacturer.

“Cyclyx and TrinityRail are exploring innovative ways to utilize rail assets, enabling access to more plastic waste materials and greater recyclability,” Cyclyx Vice President, Membership Engagement Ron Sherga. “As a sustainable, fuel-efficient option, moving goods by rail reduces greenhouse gas emissions and increases fuel efficiency compared to trucks. With TrinityRail’s large footprint in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, we see an opportunity to bring the necessary technology for aggregating post-use plastic in new areas with enhanced logistics. Driven by their purpose statement, ‘Delivering Goods For The Good Of AllTM,’ TrinityRailemboldens dedication to protecting and preserving the environment through programs like TrinityRailSRCTM (Sustainable Railcar Conversion), recognition as an American Chemistry Council (ACC) Responsible Care Partner including certification to the RC 14001® standard, and through efforts as an Operation Clean Sweep® partner, committed to control plastic resin loss worldwide. TrinityRailSRC reuses and repurposes railcar components to give these existing materials a new lease on life, while reducing energy consumption and preserving resources. To date, this program has salvaged more than 54 million pounds of raw materials. As an ACC Responsible Care Partner with RC 14001® certification, TrinityRailhas been recognized for its commitment to waste minimization, reuse, and recycling. TrinityRail’s ingenuity and environmental stewardship align with the purpose of the Cyclyx Consortium and the 10to90® mission.”

Cyclyx International, LLC describes itself as “a post-use plastic innovation company working with industry participants to develop innovative recycling solutions for all types of post-use plastics. The company’s 10to90® mission brand is focused on increasing the recyclability of plastics from 10% to 90%. Cyclyx’s expertise in the chemical composition of post-use plastic, in collaboration with industry partners, creates a new, innovative supply chain. Cyclyx has been formed to be a consortium-based entity, and since its founding, a growing number of companies have joined.”

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