Roppe To Recycle Rubber for ReSource Members

Fostoria, OH, Aug. 26, 2010--Roppe Corporation has formed a partnership with the ReSource Commercial Flooring
Network to support the network’s environmental initiative, Ecollect, in conjunction with Roppe’s Impact rubber
recycling program.

ReSource created Ecollect to promote sustainable business practices throughout its network of nearly 100 independent commercial flooring contractors across the U.S.

The mission of Ecollect is to divert waste material being sent to the landfills. ReSource member owners are encouraged to find ways to divert these materials from landfills.

“Partnering with Roppe’s Impact program allows ReSource Members to expand their sustainability efforts to include the recycling of rubber products, further reducing waste sent to landfills,” said Ken Daniels, vice president, ReSource Commercial Flooring Network.

Roppe’s Impact program, introduced in June of 2009, begins with material gathered from jobsites in recycled Gaylord
containers, returned to Roppe’s recycling partner, a leader in recycling non-tire rubber products in the Midwest, and then the reclaimed material is made into a variety of new products.

The most popular products manufactured from the recycled rubber material include municipal landscaping mulches, playground surfacing and rubber crumb for athletic fields and other applications.

In the past, rubber products with adhesive were not able to be recycled. However, Roppe said it has developed a proprietary process to solve this problem.

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