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Houston, TX (December 1, 2022) – Sunrise Plastic Enterprise, a worldwide leader in recovering and recycling secondary plastic, has earned the GreenCircle Certified 100% Recycled Content Certification for seven of its polypropylene and polyethylene products. 

Since 1988, Sunrise has provided solutions for all the major petrochemical producers across North America to recover and recycle excess polymers. These products are created from carefully recovered polymer from major petrochemical plants. Sunrise’s recycling processes return the polymer to a clean, homogeneous, reusable state through our world-class polymer improvement processes and technical testing. 

“Environmental responsibility has been at the core of Sunrise Plastic’s mission for over 30 years. We have focused on sustainability since before the term was used in environmental circles,” said Chris Magnus, Sunrise Plastic’s President. “We are proud that our products have achieved GreenCircle certifications, verifying our strict processing standards and confirming the environmental sustainability of our materials to our customers and community stakeholders.”

To achieve certification, GreenCircle rigorously validated the source matter, percentage of recycled material, and process of these materials. The products achieving certification are: 

Pre-Consumer Content

  • Sunrise Renew Polymers® Polypropylene (PP)
    Pellets, Granular, Grade-2 and Regrind
  • Sunrise Renew Polymers® High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
    Pellets, Granular, Grade-2 and Regrind 
  • Sunrise Renew Polymers® Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)
    Pellets, Granular, Grade-2 and Regrind 
  • Sunrise Renew Polymers® Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE)
    Pellets, Granular, Grade-2 and Regrind 

Post-Consumer Content

  • Sunrise Sustainable Polymers® Polypropylene (PP) 
    Raffia-grade Repro  
  • Sunrise Sustainable Polymers®  Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE)
    Film Scrap Repro
  • Sunrise Sustainable Polymers® Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE)
    Film Repro

“We commend Sunrise Plastic for achieving GreenCircle Recycled Content certifications for seven of their polypropylene and polyethylene products. The Recycled Content certification was the first standard developed by GreenCircle in 2009 and has been used as a reference for a wide range of industry organizations,” said Tad Radzinski, certification officer at GreenCircle. “Recycled content is one of the most common sustainability claims and with this third-party certification, Sunrise Plastic validates their claims while demonstrating their commitment to transparency in being a brand their customers can trust.”

GreenCircle Certified, LLC is an internationally recognized third-party certification entity whose thorough evaluation process provides independent verification that sustainability claims related to an organization’s products and operations are honest, valid and verified. GreenCircle Certification sets the standard for accuracy and accountability regarding products made from upcycled materials and is recognized as a valid third-party certification entity by the U.S. Federal Government, the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR).

About GreenCircle

GreenCircle Certified, LLC was established to ensure specificity in third-party certification after encountering many unsubstantiated claims in the marketplace. Since 2009, GreenCircle has provided forward-thinking companies third-party certification of environmental claims. GreenCircle’s thorough evaluation process provides independent verification that claims of sustainable aspects of products and operations are valid. Manufacturers, suppliers, regulators, occupants, and consumers can be assured that products labeled with the GreenCircle Certified mark have been thoroughly assessed and their claims verified to applicable standards. For more information, visit

About Sunrise Plastic Enterprise

Sunrise Plastic Enterprise has been committed to petrochemical sustainability and to our circular economy since 1988. Today, Sunrise supplies wide spec, recovered, and recycled plastic to customers worldwide. Our certified recycled polymers have been validated by independent auditors, verifying their source matter, percentage of recycled material, and process. By using Sunrise’s certified recycled polymers, brands demonstrate their commitment to sustainability while also being cost-efficient. Find out more at

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