Of all the stuff you throw into your curbside recycling bin, a majority from the Wasatch Front ends up at Rocky Mountain Recycling. The South Salt Lake business expanded its operation, and Tuesday fired up some new state-of-the-art equipment.
Since adding more plastic to the nation’s trash heap is unsustainable, Rocky Mountain Recycling (RMR) put its collective heads together to find a solution. The resulting trademarked Super Sandwich Bale™ process broadened the company’s reach across the US and changed recycling.
Let us consider the plastic hanger.
Wal-Mart uses millions of them a year – uses them just once and then has to figure out what to do with them, along with the mountains of plastic film, shrink-wrap, shipping pallets, cardboard boxes, trailer tags and other behind-the-scenes detritus of the American shopping experience. Not too long ago, Wal-Mart employees just threw most of that stuff away.