YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Yorktown-based plastics recycler B. Scho-enberg & Co. has bought one of its long-time suppliers, A. DeSantis Waste Inc. of Brooklyn, N.Y. According to Doug Matthews, controller of Schoenberg, DeSantis is a hauler and collector of waste and scrap specializing in plastic in the downtown Brooklyn area.
``We saw that one third of our supply was coming from collectors in the tri-state New York area,'' Matthews said. ``We felt it was a natural move to bring one of the haulers under our roof.''
Schoenberg processes, sorts and ships high density polyethylene, low density PE, polypropylene, polystyrene and PVC at a joint venture plant in New Jersey and uses toll grinders in upstate New York and Reidsville, N.C., to process post-industrial and post-consumer plastic.
Matthews declined to name the joint venture partners, or the toll grinders. Schoenberg has annual sales of about $25 million.
BOLTON, ONTARIO - Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. of Bolton is seeking nominations for its Environmental Award.
Established in 1993, the award recognizes products, processes and technological developments in the injection molding industry that make a major contribution to the environment.
Technological developments leading to energy and resource conservation, ``green'' design, waste reduction, reuse and recycling, innovation, and consumer acceptance are criteria for consideration.
Winners receive $150,000 and a bronze sculpture. Entries must include a description of the project with drawings, samples or other supporting documents, and sent by Nov. 30. Contact ValarieChort at (905) 951-5000.
MIAMI - R.A.M. Products Inc., a month-old Miami-based firm, plans to add plastic collection to its recycling lineup this fall.
President Jose Andino said he would be interested in collecting PET and high density polyethylene containers.
``We would also be interested in all the other plastic, too, including the plastic from computers and electronics. There are an awful lot of computer and electronic parts and pieces out there,'' he said.
R.A.M., which operates from a 5,500-square-foot building, collects steel and aluminum scrap.