Brightmark Awarded for Global Sustainability

September 7th, 2021
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Sept 8, 2021

Business Intelligence Group recognizes Brightmark’s Ashley, Indiana Plastics Renewal Facility as Sustainability Initiative of the Year

Today, the Business Intelligence Group named Brightmark’s Ashley, Indiana Plastics Renewal Facility a Sustainability Initiative of the Year in the 2021 Sustainability Awards program. The Sustainability Awards honor those people, teams, and organizations who have made sustainability an integral part of their business practice or overall mission.  

When fully operational, Brightmark’s Ashley, Indiana Plastics Renewal Facility will divert 100,000 tons of plastic waste each year from landfills and incinerators and convert it into 18 million gallons of ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel and naphtha blend stocks and 6 million gallons of wax; that amount is more plastic than the weight of 5,400 tractor-trailers or seven Brooklyn Bridges. Through a breakthrough proprietary process, Brightmark has the unique ability to recycle all types of plastic (1-7) – including the difficult to recycle plastic types 3-7 which cannot readily be recycled, like plastic film, styrofoam, flexible packing, and children’s toys – directly into useful products, like fuels and wax, as well as new plastics, to create a truly circular economy. 

“Brightmark is honored to be recognized by the Business Intelligence Group amongst a diverse group of companies and individuals that are making a significant impact in sustainability and the fight against climate change,” said Bob Powell, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Brightmark. “Our plastics renewal technology is poised to scale globally as we reimagine waste and tackle one of the most pressing environmental challenges we face – solving the plastic waste crisis.”

“We are proud to reward and recognize Brightmark for their sustainability efforts,” said Maria Jimenez, Chief Nominations Officer, Business Intelligence Group. “It was clear to our judges that their vision and strategy will continue to deliver results toward a cleaner, more sustainable world. Congratulations!”


The Business Intelligence Group was founded with the mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other industry award programs, business executives—those with experience and knowledge—judge the programs. The organization’s proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and then rewards those companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers. 

Cory Ziskind, Brightmark External Affairs
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