Ideal Shield, producer of bollard covers for self-storage facilities and other applications, has created a “re-sleeve program” to encourage its customers to recycle old bollard covers and keep them out of landfills. Participants simply ship their old covers to the company’s Detroit location, where Ideal Shield will use them in the production of new covers. In exchange, they get a 5 percent discount for every returned sleeve.
Ideal Shield also recycles all excess plastic used in the production of its bollard covers and industrial handrails and guardrails. Since 2009, the company has recycled 32.25 tons of plastic. Its bollard covers have prevented the use of 2,316 gallons of paint from being used to paint bollards at facilities. Ideal Shield continues to develop new products and programs to reduce the amount of plastic and paint in the environment.
Headquartered in Detroit, Ideal Shield has manufactured bumper-post sleeves, guardrails and handrails since 1996. The company has five manufacturing facilities nationwide and is the holder of 43 patents, with an additional seven pending.