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Breaking Free from Plastic Pollution


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Solving the global plastic pollution crisis will require thoughtful collaboration, compromise, and innovation across the manufacturing, packaging, and waste management industries. In order to effectively address this complex challenge, everyone in this space needs a seat at the table, enabling us all to further develop holistic solutions that protect the environment, the economy, and jobs. Unfortunately, some of the provisions in recent proposed federal legislation could have a devastating impact on emerging innovation and economic growth in the new circular economy.

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Brightmark Expands From RNG to Plastics Recycling, Landing Offtake Agreement With bp


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Brightmark is expanding into plastics recycling, beginning with plans to launch a 100,000-ton-a-year facility in Ashley, Indiana. Global energy giant bp is a key offtake customer.

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A Sustainable Mind Podcast – Episode #81


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Listen to Bob Powell, CEO of Brightmark discuss plastic recycling, renewable natural gas and the future of Brighmark on the A Sustainable Mind podcast with Marjorie Alexander.

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The Hill We Climb


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January 2021 felt like an especially tumultuous month in what has been a tumultuous time. In the midst of it all, the Presidential Inauguration was a bright spot that reminded me of the resilient spirit of America that cannot be broken. It was encouraging to see members of both major political parties come together for this great American tradition, embracing a moment of unity that has been sorely missed by many Americans, including myself.

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Chevron, Brightmark Expand Partnership on Dairy Biomethane Fuel Projects


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Brightmark LLC and Chevron U.S.A. Inc. today announced the expansion of their joint venture, Brightmark RNG Holdings LLC, to own projects across the United States to produce and market dairy biomethane, a renewable natural gas (RNG).

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San Francisco Recycling Company aims to Tackle 1/3 of Korea’s Plastic Waste


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Brightmark signed an agreement with SK Global Chemical -- a subsidiary of SK Innovation -- to form a joint venture to develop, finance, construct and operate a plastics renewal facility in Korea with an annual capacity of 100,000 metric tons in pursuit of a “plastics-to-plastics” circular economy.

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The Need For Pragmatic Environmentalism


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For companies like mine that are relentlessly focused on creating sustainable solutions, the idea of achieving truly circular economic solutions (systems that eliminate waste and reuse our resources) is incredibly motivating.

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Florida Pioneer Helped Power Larson Dairy to More Sustainable Future


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Before Florida dairy farmer Louis “Red” Larson passed away at the age of 96 last July, his family compiled a book called “Papa Red Said.” It was a tribute to one of the dairy industry’s true pioneers and contained many of his sayings that provided inspiration to his sons, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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Brightmark: Circularity Is The Solution To Plastic Pollution And CO2


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Brightmark has been working on solutions to the two environmental challenges domestically for a while now. For the plastic waste problem, the company closed a $260 million financing package in 2019 to capitalize the construction of their first commercial-scale plastics-to-fuel plant. Located in Ashley, Indiana, that plant is slated to start up in the first half of this year.