USA: Circular Economy Brightmark to Develop World’s Largest Advanced Plastics Recycling Unit

Editor: Ahlam Rais

Brightmark has plans to invest more than 680 million dollars for developing the world’s largest advanced plastics recycling and renewal facility in the USA. The 5.3 million square-foot site will include a plastics renewal process to sustainably recycle all types of plastic waste.

Once complete, Brightmark’s facility will divert 400,000 tons of plastic waste each year from landfills and incinerators.
Once complete, Brightmark’s facility will divert 400,000 tons of plastic waste each year from landfills and incinerators.
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San Francisco/USA – Brightmark, the global waste solutions provider, recently announced that it will build the world’s largest advanced plastics recycling and renewal facility in Macon-Bibb County, Georgia, USA.

The total investment is expected to be more than 680 million dollars in a new plant intended to fully utilize the 5.3 million square-foot site. The project will employ a state-of-the-art and proprietary plastics renewal process that sustainably recycles all plastic waste (Types 1-7) that has reached the end of its useful life. These include items that cannot readily be recycled (Types 3-7), such as plastic film, flexible packing, Styrofoam, plastic beverage cups, car seats and children’s toys.

Brightmark’s proven breakthroughclosed loop solution converts the plastic waste directly into useful products, including renewable fuels and wax, and is also capable of creating the building blocks for new plastics, enabling a circular economy in the plastics industry.

Our advanced recycling facility will be the world’s largest and will utilize our proven plastics renewal technology to advance our mission of reimagining waste, while supporting economic development in the region.

Bob Powell, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Brightmark

Once complete, Brightmark’s second commercial scale plastics renewal facility will divert 400,000 tons of plastic waste each year from landfills and incinerators and convert it into 64 million gallons of ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel and naphtha blend stocks, and 20 million gallons of wax. The company’s proprietary process is 93 % efficient, where 93 % of the waste in the stream is converted into new products.

“Our advanced recycling facility will be the world’s largest and will utilize our proven plastics renewal technology to advance our mission of reimagining waste, while supporting economic development in the region. We look forward to being a part of the community and establishing central Georgia as a leader in the circular economy,” said Bob Powell, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Brightmark.

Brightmark will be hiring for over 100 positions in engineering, maintenance and operations.

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