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Recyclable Tarps To Replace Traditional Tarps That Contribute To Microplastic Pollution

Renegade Plastics® Launches a Recyclable Circular Tarp Collection for the Eco-Conscious 

Consumer Renegade Plastics reimagines the traditional tarp 

(GOLDEN, CO) OCTOBER 11, 2023 – From yard work to home improvement to camping, Americans love their tarps. Unfortunately, these ubiquitous sheets of colored plastic contribute to microplastic pollution, negatively affecting the health of our people and planet. As they degrade, traditional tarps fray resulting in tiny shreds containing toxic microplastics that pollute the environment. Renegade Plastics has introduced a line of recyclable tarps and drop cloths made from a low-carbon coated fabric alternative to common polyethylene tarps that are free from lead, phthalates, dioxins, PFAS, and heavy metals. Their tarps are an alternative to the cheap woven polyethylene used in traditional tarps, aka – those ubiquitous blue tarps found at hardware stores around the world. These mainstream models are difficult to recycle and can be a major source of microplastic pollution.

Renegade Plastics even takes it two steps further by creating a circular supply chain. First, rather than using brass grommets that easily rip out, Renegade uses grommets made with recycled fabric sourced from trim created during the production process, thereby incorporating recycled materials into the tarps while reducing factory waste. These grommets are welded to the tarps, so they are significantly stronger than conventional brass grommets. Also, since they are made from the same plastic as the tarps, they can be recycled with the entire tarp. Second, when Renegade Plastics’ tarps and drop cloths meet the end of their lifecycle, they can be sent back to Renegade and recycled. A QR code on the packaging can be scanned to download a free shipping label.

Plus, Renegades Last Longer: they’re industrial-strength, making them more durable than the average tarp, and are ideal for a number of functions around the house and beyond. Here are just a few ways Renegade tarps can be put to use:

• Yardwork
• DIY renovation projects
• Tent footprint for camping
• Pet needs
• Forts for kids
• Impromptu dance parties in the rain
• Car protection when transporting lumber, surfboards, kayaks, etc.
• Outdoor protection for bikes, AC units, and everything in between

Renegade Plastics’ tarps define their own category as medium to heavy-duty, feature superior strength and durability, and are made from a more eco-friendly, low-carbon coated fabric that offers maximum UV stability while standing up to inclement weather conditions. Complete with the proprietary plastic grommets, Renegade tarps come in the following sizes: 6’X8’, 8’x10’, 9’x12’, 10’x10’, 12’x20’.

“Renegade Plastics’ tarps are industrial-strength — meaning they will stand up to all of your household projects, and you won’t need to replace them the instant they meet a two-by-four or lumber pile,” says the Co-Founder of Renegade Plastics, Curran Hughes. “Our tarps are made from novel coated fabrics that decrease concerns of microplastic pollution. These materials are undoubtedly better for people, animals, and the planet.”

Renegade Plastics is working to create a circular plastic supply chain through durable, fully recyclable PVC-free materials.

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Renegade Plastics

Renegade Plastics is providing a recyclable fabric solution that is free from lead, phthalates, dioxins, PFAS, VOCs and heavy metals for the outdated unsustainable flexible PVC plastics used in numerous industries from billboards to sports equipment. Renegade has exclusive rights to a polypropylene-based replacement for PVC-coated fabrics that can improve the environment from farms to school bus seats to fabric structures. By replacing these materials now, Renegade is establishing the foundation for a circular plastic fabric economy.