New Recycling System Reduces Waste and Emissions: Now operational, AAP’s advanced refrigerator recycling technology, the UNTHA Recycling Technology (URT) system:
- Recovers approximately 95 percent of the insulating foam in refrigerators. 4
- Reduces typical landfill waste of the refrigerator by 85 percent by weight. 5
- Lowers greenhouse gas (GHG) and ozone depleting substance (ODS) emissions recovered from insulating foam compared to what typically happens in the industry today.
- Recovers high-quality plastics, aluminum, copper, steel, and even pelletized foam from refrigerators that can be used to make new products, such as GE locomotives.