Home décor and furnishings manufacturer PTM Images has completed a new polystyrene recycling facility in San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico, which will help divert polystyrene and high-impact polystyrene material collected from PTM’s U.S. retail customers from landfill.
The recycled polystyrene and high-impact polystyrene material is later used for mouldings to create mirrors, picture frames and wall décor.
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PTM Images, a manufacturer of home décor and furnishings, has completed a new polystyrene recycling facility in San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico. Expanded polystyrene and high-impact polystyrene material is collected from its U.S. retail customers, diverting it from U.S. landfills and giving the material a new life. PTM prevents more than 50 truckloads of packaging material, coolers, and foodservice containers from being dumped into U.S. landfills.
PTM converts the recycled material into mouldings used in the production of mirrors, picture frames, and wall décor. PTM on-shored the production of moulding and integrated this technology into its 300,000-sq-ft production facility. PTM shifted its supply chain from China to the U.S., where the company can utilize over 80% of U.S.-based raw materials.