June 16, 2021

Recycling Plastic Bumpers Could Prevent Millions of Pounds of Waste Every Year

The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) and Pennsylvania plastics recycler Ultra-Poly Corporation have successfully tested a process to collect and recycle plastic automobile bumper covers. According to a case study, the process could divert approximately one million pounds of plastic from landfills annually. The study also found the recycled material displays 85 percent to 90 percent of the flexibility and elasticity found in virgin material, making it ideal for numerous end-product uses.