FOSTORIA, OHIO – Roppe Corporation recently announced its partnership with the ReSource Commercial Flooring Network, LLC to support the network’s environmental initiative, Ecollect™ in conjunction with Roppe’s IMPACT rubber recycling program.
ReSource created Ecollect to promote sustainable business practices throughout its network of nearly 100 independent commercial flooring contractors across the United States. The mission of Ecollect is to divert waste material being sent to the landfills. ReSource Member Owners are encouraged to find ways to divert these materials from landfills by reducing, reusing and recycling.
“Partnering with Roppe’s IMPACT program allows ReSource Members to expand their sustainability efforts to include the recycling of rubber products, further reducing waste sent to landfills,” says Ken Daniels, vice president, ReSource Commercial Flooring Network.
Introduced in June 2009, Roppe’s IMPACT program begins with material gathered from job sites in recycled Gaylord containers. The material is then returned to Roppe’s recycling partner, a leader in recycling non-tire rubber products in the Midwest, and then the reclaimed material is made into a variety of new products. The most popular products manufactured from the recycled rubber material currently include municipal landscaping mulches, playground surfacing and rubber crumb for athletic fields and other applications.
In the past, rubber products with adhesive were not able to be recycled. There was no real solution for recycling these materials other than scraping the old adhesive off prior to return for recycling. After extensive research and development, Roppe has developed a proprietary process engineered to alleviate this problem.
Rick Rollins, Roppe Holding Company’s director of specifications shared, “we are pleased to have ReSource as a partner in the effort to promote green product initiatives that will benefit the industry and the environment.”
For more information, go to www.roppe.com, or call (800) 537-9527.