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Go Green / Recycling Information Page
Recycle Your Signs:
Consumers have several ways of ridding themselves of their now-unwanted
plastic signs: (1) disposal that results in it being placed in a
landfill, (2) recycling, and (3) incorrect disposal, otherwise known as
Yard signs are made of corrugated polypropylene plastic commonly known
by their brand names Coroplast and Corex. Large signs, such as 4x8
political signs, are highly valued for reuse.
Looking for a place that will take a lot of your signs? Contact your
municipal garbage dump first to see if they accept plastic yard signs.
Move on up to for-profit companies if they donít.
PlastiCycle is a for-profit company
that picks ups all types of plastic recyclables within 24 hours. Call
Toll-free 877-997-6882. They will even pay you for your plastic.
The U.S. and Canada Recycled Plastic Markets Database on the
PlasticsResource.com website is an
easy-to-use resource for locating disposal facilities for all types of
Last but not least--be nice! Collect your signs when you are finished
with them and take the time to dispose of them in an environmentally
friendly way. Doing otherwise only gives sign folks a bad reputation!
Technical Bulletin written by Coroplast - CSS-014-93
Reducing environmental waste means looking for ways to reduce material
used in our products, reusing products whenever possible, and recycling
when the product's useful life is over.
Coroplast products contribute to the reduction of environmental waste on
all three aspects.
Coroplast twin-wall fluted structure produces strength and rigidity at a
lower weight, thereby reducing the amount of material required.
The durability of Coroplast in outdoor use and in packaging applications
means it can be used longer and reused over and over enabling a longer
Coroplast uses polypropylene copolymers which makes for easy recycling
at the end of their useful life. Polypropylene, being a polyolefin,
recycles in processing streams such as plastic milk cartons and
detergent bottles. Contact you local plastics recycling center for local
information on polypropylene recycling.
Coroplast continues to create new products and uses based on the need to
reduce, reuse, and recycle plastic. Look to Coroplast as one of the
For additional Technical information contact
Corrugated plastic is
recyclable and therefore considered environmentally friendly.
Coroplast also known as, Corriflute
or Twinplast, refers to a wide range of extruded twin-wall plastic sheet
products. It is a light weight tough material which can easily be cut
with a craft knife. Coroplast signs are commonly used for political
campaigns as well as any kind of company advertisement.
All types of vinyl
products can be recycled and reprocessed into
second-generation products. According to a
1999 study by Principia Partners,
more than one billion pounds of vinyl were recovered and
recycled into useful products in North America in 1997.
About 18 million pounds of that was post-consumer vinyl
diverted from landfills and recycled into second-generation
products. Overall, more than 99 percent of all manufactured
vinyl compound ends up in a finished product, due to
widespread post-industrial recycling.
Vinyl Recycling Databases
The Vinyl Institute
offers two comprehensive databases about vinyl and
Environmentally Friendly UV Screen
use environmentally friendly Ultra
Violet curable inks for screen printing
our corrugated plastic yard signs.
UV inks are about as environmentally
friendly as screen printing inks can
get, because they produce almost zero
emissions. Unlike conventional
screen printing inks, UV inks do not
contain any solvents.
screen printing inks do not actually dry
in the printing process, they cure.
Although UV screen printing inks look
like traditional liquid solvent based
inks, they are very different. UV
inks look like liquids but they are
actually solids. They remain
liquid until they come into contact with
intense Ultra Violet light generated by
UV reactors. When an UV ink is
exposed to intense Ultra Violet light it
cures instantly Ė that means no drying
relating to various materials:
into soft drink, juice, water, detergent, and
cleaner bottles. Also used for cooking and
peanut butter jars.
High Density Polyethylene HDPE goes into milk and
water jugs, bleach bottles, detergent and shampoo.
Plastic bags and grocery sacks, motor oil bottles,
household cleaners and butter tubs.
PVC goes into
window cleaner, cooking oils, and detergent bottles.
Also used for peanut butter jars and water jugs.
LDPE goes into
plastic bags and grocery sacks, dry cleaning bags
and flexible film packaging. Also some bottles.
PP goes into
caps, disks, syrup bottles, yogurt tubs, straws and
PS goes into
meat trays, egg cartons, plates, cutlery, carry-out
containers and clear trays.
resins not mentioned above or combinations of