In 2007, Atlanta Foam Fabricators made a decision to continue the tradition of ‘keeping our scrap foam out of landfills.
Polyethylene scrap foam has long been a point of frustration for Atlanta Foam due to its inability to be processed for recycling at the point of post fabrication. As a bulky-lightweight item it was not cost effective for shipping to a recycling facility. We used a densifier to shred and melt scrap foam into logs to be sent to recyclers.
In 2018, we partnered with Poly-Green to recycle our Cross-linked Polyethylene Foam into playground underlayment. This represents a significant leap forward in our ability to achieve our goal of recycling 100% of our scrap foam. Prior to this partnership, XLPE was one of the materials that was very difficult to recycle so, like Polyurethane, we have found a company that can repurpose our scrap to make a new product.
In 2019, we have upgraded our recycling capabilities with a Greenmax Melter.
With this machine, we can melt our scrap Polyethylene and Beaded Polyethylene into “bricks” and send them to recyclers. We are excited to step into a new method of recycling that allows us to recycle even more of our material than before!
At Atlanta Foam Fabricators, we are dedicated to shrinking our carbon footprint and being a part of the solution to reducing landfill waste.