GBIM

It's time to think of Sustainability.

History

We began operations in 1997, first funded by Alameda County Source Reduction and Recycling Board Grant for design, implementation and operation of a “No 7” Plastics recycling facility. In addition to the mandate of the Grant, we also are the first company to execute a “closed loop” recycling program for many semiconductor manufacturers in the Bay Area. Closed loop processing is a highly cost saving program for every industrial process

In 2004, despite the low return value, we further adapted our facilities to process EPS and EPE packaging foams, providing an alternative to the local landfill.

In late 2008 we qualified under California's landmark legislation for electronics recycling as an official e-waste processing facility.

  • 1997 – Funded by Alameda County Grant.
  • 1998 – Expanded to operate 3 shifts x 24hours. Same year we moved to a larger facility.
  • 1999 – Installed a new larger capacity grinder.
  • 2000 – Installed conveyor system for faster Sorting & Processing
  • 2001 – Expanded the business to handle recycle of post industrial electronics devices.
  • 2002 – Relocated facility due to re-zoning of industrial area.
  • 2003 – Became a California Certified CRV processor.
      Started joint venture operation in Shanghai.
  • 2004 – First in Bay Area to engineer innovative machines and process to recycle EPS foam blocks.
      GBiM has continued to lead the advancement of EPS foam handling in a closed loop recycle model.
  • 2005 – Moved into a bigger facility in January.
  • 2006 – Experimented with diverse new items for recycle.
      Created our web site.
  • 2007 – Upgraded the foam processing equipment.
  • 2008 – Became a California certified e-waste collector.
  • 2009 – Increased processing volume by 50%.
  • 2010 – Sreamlined the processing system for higher yield.
  • 2011 – Completed systemization within the warehouse end to end for multiple lines.
      Updated the web site with more educational content and links.

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