Waste material that is produced during polycarbonate and polyurethane manufacturing processes can often be recycled for use in other applications. When choosing a recycling service, it is important to consider companies that not only meet your needs, but also conduct their operations using sound regulatory compliance, quality, safety and environmental practices.
While larger recycling services may have formal procedures or management systems in place, smaller recyclers may have simplified but nevertheless effective practices appropriate to their operations. In either case, a screening checklist for selecting reputable services can help in your initial evaluation.
In addition to conducting initial screening to evaluate whether a recycling service meets your needs and is reputable, more in-depth evaluation — including onsite review of the recycling service's operations — is recommended.
Buying recyclable polycarbonates?
Covestro LLC has non-prime polycarbonate resins available for sale from its operations in North America. These pre-consumer polycarbonate resins can be re-processed, injection-molded, extruded or compounded for use in a variety of applications.
Selling recyclable plastics?
There are many operations in the USA that specialize in recycling all types of plastics for re-processing and further use. This includes recyclable polycarbonate resins, flexible and rigid polyurethane materials.
If you are interested in selling industrial scrap/pre-consumer materials generated during your production process (e.g. process equipment purge, scrap for regrind), please see the links listed below for potential buyers:
This database lists buyers/sellers for many types of recyclable plastics, including polycarbonate resins and polyurethane. Sources of recyclable plastics for purchase/sale include industrial scrap/pre-consumer, post-consumer industrial/commercial/institutional, and post-consumer residential. The database is a cooperative effort of American Plastics Council (APC) in the USA and the Environment and Plastics Industry Council (EPIC) in Canada.
This database focuses on buyers/sellers of both flexible and rigid polyurethanes. Sources of recyclable polyurethanes for purchase/sale include industrial scrap/pre-consumer, post-consumer industrial/commercial/institutional, and post-consumer residential. The database is provided by the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI), a business unit of the American Plastics Council (APC).
This site contains information for those interested in buying/selling/trading plastics, including recyclable polycarbonate and polyurethane. In addition to companies, it includes links to associations and publications related to specific types of plastics recycling as well as the plastics recycling industry in general.
The Global Recycling Network is a comprehensive recycling information and trading resource on the Internet. It offers a one-stop solution to recycling information needs.
Earth 911 provides a searchable database for finding reuse and recycling services in your local area. The database covers numerous types of materials, from paper to construction debris to electronics products and plastics, among others.
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