Our environmental impact

Real solutions. Real impact.

Creating a world without waste.

At Brightmark, we believe that providing circular solutions to some of the world's biggest waste challenges is not only great for business but it's also great for the planet. We're striving to create a world without waste through our projects, creating a better and brighter future for generations (and the environment) to come. We encourage you to join us; there's not a day to waste.


Real people committing to real solutions

We love to practice what we preach, put our boots on the ground, and get our hands dirty (literally) to create a world without waste. Our employees take environmental stewardship seriously—volunteering with organizations nationwide to help any way they can. We’re constantly looking for new opportunities to increase positive ecological impact, from beach cleanups in Florida to community cleanups with Keep Indiana Beautiful. We’re proud to have worked with incredible organizations, including:


  • Keep Indiana Beautiful
  • The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation
  • FROST Museum of Science
  • Mermaid Straw
  • Ocean First Education
  • RecycleForce

Sustainability certified

Plastics Renewal Facility
A peer-reviewed life cycle analysis by the Georgia Institute of Technology with analysis by Environmental Clarity, Inc. has found that our proprietary, pyrolysis-based process provides:

82% energy use savings
46% water use savings
39%-139% reduction in carbon footprint

Our Ashley, Indiana Plastics Renewal Facility received ISCC PLUS (International Sustainability and Carbon Certification) certification. ISCC PLUS certification ensures compliance with high ecological and social sustainability requirements, greenhouse gas emissions savings, and traceability throughout the supply chain.

Renewable Natural Gas Projects
Our RNG projects, which decrease the carbon intensity of transportation fuels, are verified through the California Air Resource’s Board Low Carbon Fuel Standard Program.

To date we've offset
tons of C02 through our RNG projects
To date we've recycled
pounds of plastic waste

Creating a brighter tomorrow, today.

Do you want to help increase our impact?


There's not a day to waste

Taking a deep dive

Some Brightmark employees help with reef and coral restoration in Key Largo, Florida.

International Coastal Cleanup Day

Our Ashley, Indiana team cleans the coast of Lake Erie for "International Coastal Cleanup Day 2022."

Bright with Pride

The Brightmark team celebrates San Francisco Pride and encourages the city to recycle and reduce and Reimagine Waste.

Boadwine Farms open house

Some of our Brightmark employees celebrate an "open house" at Boadwine Farms with farmer partner Lynn Boadwine.

Women in Biogas & RNG Inaugural Luncheon

Our Vice President of Origination, Kavitha Ramakrishnan, attended the "Women in Biogas & RNG Inaugural Luncheon" in Las Vegas, Nevada.

National AIDS Memorial Grove

Brightmark employees love to practice what they preach—participating in various events around the local community, including an Earth Day restoration at National AIDS Memorial Grove in Golden Gate Park.

Earth day

Ashley, Indiana employees, celebrate Earth Day by planting trees in their local communities.

Frost Museum of Science

Brightmark employees educate museum-goers on plastics and their effects on the oceans.

Leaving nothing but footprints

We understand that the next generation is responsible for helping us create a fully sustainable world. We're working with youth to start instilling a sustainable mindset.

Ocean education

Our founder and CEO, Bob Powell, learned about coral and reef restoration from the Frost Museum of Science.


Our San Francisco headquarters promote an open office space created with collaboration (and sustainability) in mind.

The ocean cleanup crew

In partnership with the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, we've been working to clean up beaches on the Florida coast, genuinely working to fulfill our goals of creating a world without waste.

Dekalb County Fair

Our Ashley, Indiana employees, and their families enjoyed a day at the Dekalb County Fair raising awareness about plastics recycling and renewal.

Microplastics education

We spent time at the Frost Museum of Science educating guests on plastic waste and its negative impacts on the ocean and the ecosystem.

10,000 pounds lighter

Our Feedstock Development Director, Mike Dungan, celebrates our first recycled 10,000 pounds of plastic waste at our facility in Ashley, Indiana.

Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation

Brightmark founder, Bob Powell, enjoys working with Guy Harvey and his ocean foundation to bring conservation and restoration efforts worldwide.

Celebrating progress

Brightmark works with farmers throughout the United States.

An official Ashley tour

Bob Powell shows Mary Trausch-Martin, Regional Director for the United States Senator Mike Braun, and Tanner Spencer, District Director, Congressman Jim Banks, U.S. House of Representatives, around the Ashley, Indiana plastics renewal facility.

Circular Indiana Group tour

The Circular Indiana organization enjoyed a tour of our Ashley, Indiana plastics renewal facility. Circular Indiana focuses on education and advocacy to strengthen the circular economy.

Taking a deep dive

Some Brightmark employees help with reef and coral restoration in Key Largo, Florida.

International Coastal Cleanup Day

Our Ashley, Indiana team cleans the coast of Lake Erie for "International Coastal Cleanup Day 2022."

Creating a world without waste.

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