Ground Zero: The view from Hilex Poly, world's largest closed-loop bag recycler


North Vernon, IN—Mark Daniels comments on the current job market as he holds a handful of pellets with hints of a gray tone.

Oftentimes when there is talk about plastic bags it's about the product itself, but Daniels, VP of sustainability and environmental policy for bag maker and recycler Hilex Poly, believes above anything else, it's a story about people.

"One of the most important things to point out is that we help create jobs for the industry," he said. "When we look at bag bans, it could potentially eliminate bag manufacturing jobs, which includes jobs that were created due to our recycling plant."

Hilex employs slightly more 1200 people nationwide, with about 200 at the North Vernon bag plant and 75 at its recycling plant....
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