Improved Plastic Recycling
GP is spearheading and implementing best-in-class plastic separation technology. Because electronics are manufactured from multiple types of plastic, efficiently separating these plastics from other commodity streams is essential to producing clean, recyclable material that increases reuse opportunities.
With our proprietary plastics processing line, we have effectively closed the loop for plastics recycling. Our advanced technology enables us to separate different types of plastic, which allows electronics manufacturers to include high quality post consumer recycled (PCR) plastic in the production of new products. This is a huge step forward in sustainable recycling as plastics are one of the most problematic materials to recycle from electronics.
Creating material streams suitable for manufacturing into new products helps electronics companies hit their goals for including recycled materials in their new products.
The new GreenPlace Sustainability Calculator offers transparency in quantifying the carbon savings when responsibly managing end-of-life electronics. This is an important tool in helping manufacturers quantify circular initiatives in managing the lifecycle of electronic equipment.
Traditional manufacturing techniques can hinder recycling due to traditional product design. Our collaborative relationship with electronics manufacturers helps spark innovative ideas in driving design to improve the recyclability of electronics.
- Smart parts design ideas
- Material selection
- Composite materials
- Accessory design
- Surface treatment selection