|United Resource Recovery Corp: PET Recycling Innovator
Published:October 1, 2009
URRC, Creator of the Hybrid UnPET Process, is Partnered with Coca-Cola in Developing the World's Largest PET Bottle-to-Bottle Recycling Plant.
Written by Sarah Wolfe / Produced by Pat Harlow
At first glance, there appears to be very little in common between silver and polyethylene terephthalate (PET). One is a naturally occurring precious metal, the other a man-made thermoplastic polymer resin. When recycled, however, both are very resistant and yet capable of being purified. For every 100 pounds of X-ray film, for example, 10 ounces of silver can be separated down to metal form once the organic materials are roasted off. It was United Resource Recovery Corporation (URRC) that first discovered this same process could apply to PET.