EcoStrate was the recipient of the 2017 Design for Recycling® (DFR) Award for its ability to create composite plastic products from 100% post-consumer, high-polymer content scrap materials that are difficult to recycle. The DFR Award is ISRI’s most prestigious award given annually to the most innovative contribution to products designed with recycling in mind. It recognizes proactive steps made by manufacturers that have actively incorporated DFR principles into products and processes.
Through the development of a new process, EcoStrate is able to manufacture traffic signs, indoor/ADA signs, flooring, and other surface materials from polymer content derived from used electronics, textiles, and various other scrap. Prior to use by EcoStrate, many of these materials were entering the waste stream due to non-compatibility with recycling technologies. Through this new manufacturing process, EcoStrate has created the ability to pull new materials into the recycling stream. Furthermore, each of the products EcoStrate produces is recyclable.