Kilgore, TX February, 2014: Pak-Sher received media attention last month when it’s local recycling program was featured on the local CBS affiliate newstation. Pak-Sher hosted 300 5th graders involved in the recyling program at our plant in Kilgore, TX. The students, who collect bags for recycling, were able to see what happens to all those collected bags, from grinding to pellets through film extruding, printing and converting to new bagts. The recycling project is designed to educate children about the benefits of recycling and attack the plastic bag litter problem head on, by offering the community a way to collect and recycle the bags. While plastic bag bans generally force retailers to convert to paper, which can have a negative long term impact on the environment, this program encourages capture and recycling of plastic bags and closes the loop by using the recycled bags in the manufacture of new bags funneled back into the community, a true closed loop recycling program. Click here to watch the newscast!