By 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish.

Only 9% of the plastic manufactured in the United States each year is recycled. The rest ends up in an incinerator, a landfill, or as litter in the natural environment, where it is doomed to sit for thousands of years. Post-use plastic is choking our waterways, littering our communities, and harming our wildlife. We need better mechanisms for managing this waste stream, limiting its impact on the planet, and turning plastic back into useful products.

That’s where advanced chemical recycling, or plastics renewal technology comes into play.

How Plastics Renewal Technology Works

Step 1

Once the plastic waste is collected, it is prepped for conversion by shredding, removing metals, drying, and pelletizing.

Step 2

The pelletized plastic material is then heated and vaporized in an oxygen starved environment.

Step 3

The vapor is captured, cooled into a hydrocarbon liquid and processed into commercial grade ultra-low sulfur diesel, naphtha (gasoline) and wax.

Benefits of the Plastics Renewal Process

Single Stream

Unlike similar technologies, our proprietary process accepts co-mingled, single-stream plastics.

No Plastic Left Behind

We take it all, including straws, plastic wrap, food packaging, children's toys, and medical waste.

Greenhouse Gas Reduction

Creating fuel from plastics leads to a 14% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions vs. traditionally captured oil.

The Types of Plastic We Can Recycle

Not all plastics are created equal. We have the ability to recycle all types of plastic, including the difficult to recycle plastic types 3-7.

Ashley Plastics Renewal Facility​

Our first commercial-scale advanced recycling facility is under construction in Northeast Indiana. When it comes online in late 2020, it will convert 100,000 tons of mixed plastic waste each year into useful products like transportation fuel and wax.

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