MRC in the News...
Chicago IL – 2 October 2012 - MRC in Waste Advantage Magazine - How can we be green, create jobs, stimulate the economy and make money all at the same time? Recycling. Scrap materials are now the nation’s largest export category by volume, and continue to set yearly records. In 2010, nearly $30 billion in recycled commodities were sent overseas. With cheap overseas freight, offshore options may seem like a tempting outlet, but there are a number of other factors to be considered.
Chicago IL – 17 July 2012 - MRC Polymers, with over 30 years of experience in plastics recycling, has launched its newest effort to tackle the biggest issues facing the recycling industry. With a new team of creative engineers, Recycling Solutions seeks to break industry barriers and help companies derive the highest value possible from “waste” materials, benefiting bottom lines and saving natural resources at the same time. Sustainability isn’t just about being “green” it also includes financial feasibility.
Chicago, IL – 17 June 2011 –"Investing in the future of our industry includes investing in education opportunities for engineering students today," says Paul Binks, President and CEO of MRC Polymers, Inc.
Recently, the Chicago-based recycler partnered with the Department of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering (ISE), University of Illinois–Champaign Urbana, to support the Senior Engineering Project Program. The challenge to produce an "Energy Audit for Plastic Recycling and Pellet Extrusion" was proposed by MRC as a real-world, problem-solving experience.
Chicago, IL – 31 May 2011 – MRC Polymers, Inc. announces Recycled Content Certification for five categories of post-consumer polymer products. The MRC trade names are Naxaloy, Naxell, Maxtel, Staran and Emarex. All conform to the SCS Recycled Content Standard V-1.
Certified recycled materials are used in "green building" applications. The rise of green building has led to the development of LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, an internationally-recognized green building certification process by the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED promotes sustainable building and development practices through a suite of rating systems that recognize projects that implement strategies for better environmental and health performance, including designs utilizing certified recycled materials.
Chicago, IL – 17 January 2011 – MRC Polymers, Inc. was recently honored with a Recycling Hall of Fame award from Keep Chicago Beautiful, the environmental conservation organization working with the City of Chicago and local communities to promote recycling education and practices.
Chicago, IL – August 5, 2010 – "Beyond expectations" was an enthusiastic comment from graduate students from Israel's Arava Institute of Environmental Studies as they recently walked the factory floor at MRC Polymers, Inc. in Chicago. Their summer internships are hosted by "Keep Chicago Beautiful," which has taught the "Chicago Model" sustainability program as part of the "Waste In Place" curriculum to thousands of teachers nationwide for 20 years.
Chicago, IL – May, 2010 – MRC Polymers, Inc. recently introduced Naxaloy 770NHFR, an engineering grade PC/ABS alloy with 50% verifiable recycle content. This addition to their PC/ABS product assortment has a non-halogenated, flame-retardant V-0 rating and is UL approved. The resin pellets are available in all colors.
Despite the economic downturn of 2009, MRC found a way to partner with a vocational training agency to provide ongoing work for adults with developmental disabilities.
Delphi cites use of 100% recycled material from MRC Polymers as the grand prize winner of the Society of Plastics Engineers' Automotive Innovation Awards for customer General Motors Corp.
2010 Global Plastics Environmental Conference (GPEC)
As a long-time participant in GPEC, MRC sponsors the Daniel Eberhardt Environmental Stewardship Award to recognize outstanding industry integration of recycled and reclaimed products in manufactured goods.
2009 Governor's Sustainability Award
MRC was recognized for commitment to environmental excellence through outstanding and innovative sustainability practices.