February 18, 2011

GE in foam recovery

Before I start posting news from BASF, Lanxess, Segetis, Elevance, OPXBio, Myriant, Rivertop Renewables (and the list goes on and on...), here's an interesting development from GE Appliances & Lighting, which became the first appliance manufacturer to partner with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in their Responsible Appliance Disposal (RAD) program.

According to GE, 9m refrigerators are disposed in the US annually and only a fraction has the insulating foam in their walls and doors recycled. Under the RAD Program, GE will supply used appliance volume to the Appliance Recycling Centers of America (ARCA), where the organization will also recover 95% of the insulating foam in refrigerators.

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