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Brightmark to Build World’s Largest Advanced Plastics Recycling and Renewal Facility in Macon, GA


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The new state-of-the-art plant will sustainably recycle and convert all types of plastic waste into fully circular products.

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Teachings from the Sea


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Perspective is truly a phenomenal concept. Recently, I’ve been looking at things a little differently. I have the fortunate opportunity to spend a little time underwater as I sought my dive certification, and I've found that being underwater has allowed me to reflect on the impact of our work at Brightmark and the “why” behind it all…. From a completely new perspective.

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Nonprofit processor plans major expansion


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Moving that material proved challenging for the organization in the past, but in 2019, RecycleForce found a consistent outlet in Brightmark, a chemical recycling company operating in nearby Ashley, Ind. That company currently takes all of the plastic RecycleForce produces and it converts the material into fuel, oil and wax products.

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Brightmark spreads its environmentalism throughout Ashley


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As part of a postponed Earth Day event, Brightmark employees fanned out across Ashley, picking up trash — particularly plastic — and planting trees.

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Brightmark Breaks Ground on Caballero Renewable Natural Gas Project in Arizona


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Brightmark broke ground on the Caballero Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) project, which includes the construction of new anaerobic digesters at Caballero Dairy Farms, an 8,800 animal farm in Eloy, AZ.

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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.