Context & Challenge:
A large medical devices company faced the challenge of dealing with the aftermath of its highly effective breathing filters: the company’s proprietary technology for allowing its customers with respiratory ailments to breathe better is composed of a variety of materials – cardboard, paper, and multicomponent plastics – that are difficult to recycle. Rather than allowing these life-altering filters to be incinerated, thereby worsening pollution and, therefore, air quality for those the company most seeks to help, company officials reached out to IMPACT Recycling Partners for support.
IMPACT sorted each filter into its component parts for specialized recycling.
Rather than being sent to incineration, IMPACT was able to fully remove and recycle the entirety of all component materials from the filters, diverting 250 tons across several facilities from being incinerated.