Imagine a world without waste. Imagine a world where we are pulling plastic out of the environment. Imagine a world where we are reducing and eliminating our waste. Imagine a world where the waste management companies have an outlet for all of the plastics that are collected. Imagine a world where we are creating circular solutions. Imagine a world where we are all solving this problem together.

For the past 15 years, our team has been working on a revolutionary technology to provide a solution for the plastic waste epidemic. Now we are ready to scale our Plastics Renewal technology to multiple new locations across the United States.

We are hosting a national request for proposals (RFP) process for the site selection for our next plastics renewal plant locations. Being selected for a Brightmark Plastics Renewal plant is an opportunity for your community to become home to a state-of-the-art recycling facility while attracting a major investment in your local economy. With investments to the tune of $500K-$1B per facility and triple digit job creation volume, becoming home to a Brightmark plant will add significant value to your community and enable your citizens to join our movement to change the way the world views and manages waste.

While our nationwide search continues, we are prioritizing the next phase of this search for locations for our next advanced plastic recycling plants to key regions in Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, and Texas. We plan to make our final site selection decisions by the third quarter of 2020 and plans to have at least two sites shovel-ready by 2021.  Our ongoing national search for future locations for expansion will continue. Communities interested in siting a Brightmark Plastics Renewal plant should watch our webinar to learn more about Brightmark, our technology, and how we partner with local communities.

Watch our CEO and Founder, Bob Powell walk through the details of our national site search for $1B Plastics Renewal facilities.

The RFP Process


Our process will consist of three phases: Indication of Interest, full RFP, and semi-finalist visits.

The Indication of Interest portion of the RFP process has closed. Communities interested in siting a Brightmark plastics renewal plant or that have any questions about the process should email NationalRFP@brightmarkenergy.com.

Minimum Criteria for Indication of Interest

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Strong community support for project development

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Strong local to state government support expressed through project incentives and improved plastic recycling programs

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Access to co-mingled mix plastic waste (types 1-7) in excess of 200,000 tons per year. The larger the volume of plastics, the higher the site will be prioritized

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Proximity to offtakers for Brightmark Energy’s 3 current products: ultra-low sulfur diesel, naphtha and wax

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30 to 100 acres of available land for the plant

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Access to rail and highways

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Utilities in support of a large-scale industrial plastic conversion project.

Following our review of all indications of interest, we expect to invite up to 25 communities to submit formal RFP responses so that we can better vet these communities for suitability. If your community is not selected to proceed with the RFP process, you can expect to hear from us by early 2020.

Following the review of the RFP responses, site visits will be conducted. The announcements of final sites will occur in late Q1 or early Q2 2020.

RFP Timeline


Our process will consist of three phases: Indication of Interest, full RFP, and semi-finalist visits.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Brightmark announces its RFP process and opens its indication of interest for submissions.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Brightmark holds a webinar for interested communities to learn more about the opportunity to host a Brightmark plastics renewal plant.

Monday, December 9, 2019

Indication of interest responses due.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Brightmark announces the finalist states for its plastics renewal facilities.

Please direct questions about the RFP process to NationalRFP@brightmarkenergy.com. If you’re a member of the media, please contact pr@brightmarkenergy.com.