FAQs

Careers

Absolutely! We offer Summer and Fall internships in several of our departments. We’ve had the pleasure of welcoming interns in various departments including our Marketing, Finance and Quality areas. If you are interested in interning at Cope Plastics, feel free to contact our HR department.

Although we hire high school students, we currently do not participate in any high school co-op programs.
Cope Plastics. Inc is a veteran preferred employer. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

Visit our Careers page to view open positions and learn more about what it’s like to work at Cope.

Current Customers

Our Remittance Address is:

5033 Humbert Road
Alton IL 62002

Please contact your local sales rep. for this information

Please visit our locations pages to find the Cope Team member nearest you!

Fabrication

Yes! Our team of experts can help you select the right material for the job. We can help bring your project to life. Contact your area’s Cope Plastics representative today to get started.

General

Preferred method of billing is to email APINVOICES@COPEPLASTICS.COM, but if a mailing address is needed:

5033 Humbert Road
Alton IL 62002

We’re sorry! Cope Plastics only serves B2B customers.

Absolutely, and we want to get in touch! Find your region’s Cope representative to start a conversation.

We are headquartered in Alton, IL, and we have branch locations across the United States. Visit our locations page to find your nearest Cope Plastics branch.

Materials

Often times we can ship next day if your item is in stock. We stock thousands of SKUs.

Press Inquiries

Cope’s Marketing Manager, Jenni Wittman

Recycling Program

To help conserve non-renewable natural resources, save energy, mitigate global warming and pollution, reduce landfill waste, meet global demands, create new job sectors and economic growth, be proactive to governmental regulations, lessen costs of goods, be socially and environmentally responsible, and to preserve our planet—we only have one!

Through reprocessing companies, many performance plastics are pelletized, ground, washed, compounded, sorted, and packaged to be used as an economically viable alternative to virgin resin or pellets and made into new products.

Keeping different material types sorted and labeled is important, as well as storing scrap indoors and avoiding potential contaminants like machine chip, wood and metal debris, dirt, oil, hardware, and vinyl graphics as they may all downgrade recyclability. Masking is acceptable on most materials but may also reduce appeal.

Yes. Similar to metal markets, there is a broad range of desirability and marketability for polymer materials. Types that are recycled domestically into electronic housings, such as polycarbonate and ABS, are in high demand, while those that are difficult or dangerous to reprocess, like PVC and acetal, are not.

Yes! In order for a product or material to be truly described as sustainable, it must be environmentally, economically and socially sustainable. Plastics make an immense contribution to environmental sustainability through their energy-saving potential, intrinsic recyclability, and energy recovery options. Economically, plastics form an important part of the global economy. Socially the plastics industry is a major and inclusive employer with attention to training and education. Performance plastics are designed for multi-use applications and offer unique opportunities to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

No. Cope focuses on reclaiming post-industrial performance plastic scrap generated through internal fabrication and from our distribution customers. For recycling of single-use plastics, please investigate local options available from Republic Services, Allied Waste, Waste Management, or similar companies who offer pick-up and drop-off services. You can also check Where to Recycle on earth911.com.

No, our recycling program is for Cope Plastics customers only. However, we do host community recycling events from time to time! Follow us on social media to hear about our next event.

Cope’s Environmental Manager, Jama Fabry.

Student Groups

We do! Contact Dan Coffman at (618) 467-7360 for more information about bringing your student group to Cope Plastics. For maximum learning experience, small groups of 10 or less are ideal, but we can accommodate larger groups with plenty of notice.
We offer facility tours for students attending middle school through college/vocational school.