Our film recycling program highlights the reuse of Polyethylene Terephthalate and Silver Halide. X-ray Film is comprised of 99% Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) and less than 1% Silver Halide. AMS Store and Shred, LLC (AMS) never incinerates. AMS destroys the film via shredding. The film is then put into a wet bath to remove the Silver Halide from the PET. Both are then recycled.
PET’s unique properties make it completely recyclable and allow for use in a wide range of products. Products commonly made from recycled PET include:
Industries that benefit from the recycling of PET include:
The silver removed through the wet bath process allows the silver to be recycled for a safer and cleaner environment while eliminating any EPA issues. Products commonly made from recycled Silver Halide include: