Polyethics Industries was founded in 1991 with one specific goal. Use 100% recycled plastic to make high quality industrial garbage bags. At the time we were the only garbage bag manufacturer to use 100% recycled material. Today, almost all industrial garbage bags are made from recycled plastic.
Over the years we have expanded our product lines but we have never lost sight of our initial goal. Using raw materials and creating plastics products in the most ethical way possible has been paramount to our success. In this day and age the environment is of the utmost concern to end users, retailers, distributors, and manufacturers alike. Since our inception we have shown our customers that using recycled plastic does not create an inferior product. We are the first manufacturer to use 100% recycled material to create 100% degradable products which are also 100% recyclable. We have proven that quality does not have to suffer to make the right choices for our environment. We believe if a product is going to be sent to a landfill, like an industrial garbage bag, it should be engineered to degrade in an environmentally friendly manner. This allows the products that were previously trapped inside the bag to degrade as well. In 2008, we started manufacturing products made with 100% recycled material and 100% degradable. We believe that this is the ethical way to manufacture a disposable product in today’s marketplace. Polyethics has achieved the perfect balance between being cost competitive and quality driven, while using a recycled, degradable product which is environmentally responsible. Polyethics Industries specializes in manufacturing environmentally friendly polyethylene film and bags. With no extra cost and without sacrificing quality, we offer a green solution. We are doing our part to help sustain a healthy planet. We encourage you to contact us to discuss how our product could benefit both your company and your environmental footprint.
We are very concerned about the environment at EcoPoly and we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint in three main categories over the next three year period.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG)
Our commitment to the environment will not end with these reductions. As technologies permit we will upgrade our processes to reduce consumption of all items used in our factories.
Providing Goods and Services to People with Disabilities
EcoPoly is committed to excellence in serving all customers including people with disabilities.
We will ensure that our staff is trained and familiar with various assistive devices we have on-site or that we provide that may be used by customers with disabilities while accessing our goods or services.
We will communicate with people with disabilities in ways that take into account their disability.
We welcome people with disabilities and their service animals. Service animals are allowed on the parts of our premises that are open to the public.
A person with a disability who is accompanied by a support person will be allowed to have that person accompany them on our premises.
Notice of Temporary Disruption
In the event of a planned or unexpected disruption to services or facilities for customers with disabilities in the reception area, EcoPoly will notify customers promptly. This clearly posted notice will include information about the reason for the disruption, its anticipated length of time, and a description of alternative facilities or services, if available. The notice will be placed at the main entrance.
EcoPoly will provide training to employees, volunteers and others who deal with the public or other third parties on our behalf. Training will also be provided to people involved in the development of policies, plans, practices and procedures related to the provision of our goods and services.
Individuals in the following positions will be trained: Managers, Customer Service Representatives, Accounting Services, and Reception Staff. This training will be provided to staff within 2 weeks of hire.
Training will include:
- An overview of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and the requirements of the customer service standard.
- EcoPoly’s plan is related to the customer service standard.
- How to interact and communicate with people with various types of disabilities
- How to interact with people with disabilities who use an assistive device or require the assistance of a service animal or a support person
- What to do if a person with a disability is having difficulty in accessing EcoPoly’s goods and services
- Staff will also be trained when changes are made to your accessible customer service plan.
Customers who wish to provide feedback on the way EcoPoly provides goods and services to people with disabilities can write, email or phone. All feedback, including complaints, will be directed to Mark Verelli, CFO/Office Manager by clicking here. Customers can expect to hear back in 7 days.
Notice of Availability
EcoPoly will notify the public that our policies are available upon request by providing notice in reception and posting on our website www.polyethics.com
Modifications to This or Other Policies
Any policy of EcoPoly STW that does not respect and promote the dignity and independence of people with disabilities will be modified or removed.