Plastics Today  |  Aug 3, 2020
By Clare Goldsberry

Got plastic waste? Bring it on, says Brightmark, which is looking to procure 1,200,000 tons per year of post-use plastic types 1 through 7 from the eastern half of the United States. It will recycle the plastic waste at its existing and soon-to-be-built plastics renewal plants nationwide.

A waste solutions provider based in San Francisco, Brightmark announced that it is launching the largest ever solicitation of plastic waste to deploy its proven circular solution for converting all types of used plastic into sustainable fuel and other high-value products. Brightmark said that this initiative showcases the company’s ability to provide a solution for a recycling industry that faces the end of plastic exports and the disruption of curbside collection programs nationwide following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bob Powell, founder and CEO of Brightmark, told PlasticsToday that the company is currently receiving hard-to-recycle types 3 to 7 plastics. “From a value perspective, PET bottles are better being mechanically recycled but we can take it all, as our technology works better with a mixed array,” said Powell. “We want a lot of it —bring it on.”

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