(NYSE: GE) – GE is expanding appliance recycling options for consumers and retailers through its relationship with Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARCI), which has doubled its service offerings to 12 states in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the U.S.
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.