Prime Plastic Products actually goes by the three "R's" -- reduce, reuse, and recycle. The company buys plastic waste and scrap and recycles it into pellets. It will also buy film scrap, reprocessed pellets, surplus resins, and about a dozen grades of plastic, including PVC, nylon, and consumer plastics with SPI resin identification codes #4, #5 and #6. Prime Plastic Products also sells reprocessed pellets ready to be turned into soda bottles, milk jugs, and grocery bags. The company operates in 12 states spread fairly evenly throughout the country. CEO Vineet "Vince" Gupta, who started Prime Plastic Products in 1993, learned the trade from his father, who owned a plastics company in India.