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We Solve Two Problems at Once

The process of creating prime plastic generates secondary resins in the form of off-grade and residual products: spilled pellets, granular, and purge chunks. While this secondary resin is not prime, it is still of extremely high, virtually-prime quality and is perfect for a variety of applications. Nevertheless, if it doesn't meet the specifications required to carry the brand name, it essentially becomes waste material.

At one time, the only way for major producers to deal with the residue was to dispose of it in landfills, a solution that was both bad for the environment and socially irresponsible. Aware of the damage being done to our natural resources and the economic waste of polymer residue, petrochemical producers and global consumers demanded a safer, more responsible solution.

Recycling at Sunrise Plastic

Environment Focused

Since 1988, Sunrise has provided solutions for all the major petrochemical producers across North America by collecting and removing excess polymers using customized equipment and industry-leading recovery techniques. Our methods ensure collection is seamless, unobtrusive, and preserves the environment in and around the petrochemical plants. Using world class polymer improvement processes and technical testing, we return the polymer to a clean, homogeneous state ready for purchase by users demanding a cost-effective alternative to prime material.

Global Supplier of Secondary Resin

Emerging markets around the world have developed a continually growing need for high-quality resins that can’t be met with recycled materials. Previously, these markets had no other option than to purchase costly prime plastic, even when the use of the plastic was for non-critical application that didn’t require prime specifications.

Lab Testing of Secondary Resin | Sunrise Plastic
Sustainable Secondary Resins | Sunrise Plastic


The question of sustainability is a complicated one. While recycling is a worthy endeavor, recycled materials are not always more environmentally friendly. The Sunrise model promotes petrochemical sustainability and contributes to our circular economy by distributing to global plastic users repurposed resin as an economical and socially responsible alternative to prime virgin resins.

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