Most journeys begin with a single step.

At Brightmark, our quest is to Reimagine Waste on a scale never before imagined by any person or entity. We want you to join us by exploring our resources and learning simple ways you can create a cleaner and more hospitable planet for generations to come.

It’s time to Make Your Mark.

About Make Your Mark

We’re on a mission to Reimagine Waste. We create circular solutions that solve some of the world’s most pressing waste challenges.

Our Make Your Mark page is designed to educate and inform those who seek to get involved by reducing consumption or recycling materials properly. We envision a world without waste, and this is our way of bringing you along with us.

Explore our resources

Coastal Cleanup Guide
Recycle Right Guide
Beach Cleanup Checklist
Composting 101 Guide
Marine Science Curriculum
What Can and Can't be Recycled
Learn About the Circular Economy
Breathe with Brightmark
What are Microplastics?
Pyrolysis 101
Recycling 101
Recycling Coloring Pages
The Different Plastic Types

Find a beach cleanup

If you’re looking for a beach cleanup, we’ve got you covered. Thanks to our friends at the Ocean Conservancy, you can find a beach cleanup with their interactive tool.

Find a Cleanup

Find places to compost

If you’re looking to start composting or take your composting efforts to the next level, try MakeSoil. MakeSoil is an online platform that matches “Soil Makers” (people who compost) with nearby “Soil Supporters” (people who contribute scraps).

Start Composting

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See what we’re doing with plastic waste.


See what we’re doing for the oceans.




See what we’re doing with food waste.


The power of purpose

Second chances are powerful. When someone embraces an opportunity to improve or to walk a different path, they can change their circumstances and inspire others around them to do the same.

Brightmark is committed to second chances, and that’s why we are proud of our ongoing partner RecycleForce. This Indianapolis-based social enterprise helps formerly incarcerated people reenter the workforce by training them for careers in recycling. Through RecycleForce’s program, individuals learn valuable skills, receive personal mentorship and coaching, and begin their acclimation back into the workforce while helping the environment.

We make our mark because we care

We believe in practicing what we preach—which is why we’re partnered with incredible businesses, organizations, and non-profits working to make a lasting positive impact on people and the planet.


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