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.
Our Remittance Address is:
5033 Humbert Road
Alton IL 62002
Preferred method of billing is to email APINVOICES@COPEPLASTICS.COM, but if a mailing address is needed:
5033 Humbert Road
Alton IL 62002
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.
Often times we can ship next day if your item is in stock. We stock thousands of SKUs.
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.
Reach out to Cope’s Environmental Manager, Jama Fabry, via the contact form on our Recycling Program Page.