Plastics Renewal™

Plastic waste,
meet your (re)maker.

A staggering 91% of all plastic products do not get recycled and, instead, end up incinerated in landfills or as litter in the natural environment, where they will sit for thousands of years. Post-use plastics end up choking waterways, harming vulnerable ecosystems, and can even end up in our bodies as microplastics.

We’re here to change that with our Brightmark Circularity Centers™. We’re creating circular solutions to waste, drastically reducing the negative impacts of plastic waste and production—all while working to protect the environment and the planet we all share.


Meet Jude

We get it; plastic can be confusing. That’s why we welcome Jude, a seven-year-old boy from Ashley, Indiana, wanting to see (and create) a better future. Watch our film to get a better understanding of how our plastics renewal process works—from Jude’s perspective.



“We are able to accept all types of plastic that are co-mingled. It might not sound like a big deal, but it’s a game-changer.”


– Rick Peterson // Chief Technology Officer

Recycling plastic,
helping the environment

Our plastics renewal process produces 39%-139%* fewer greenhouse gas emissions than equivalent products made from virgin materials.

The life cycle analysis revealed that plastics renewal provides:

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


*Scale is based on respective EU and U.S. categorization of waste solutions.
**Life cycle analysis conducted by Environmental Clarity Inc. and peer-reviewed by a Georgia Institute of Technology faculty.


How can you make an impact?

By 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. This statistic is a wake-up call. It’s high time we change our habits and behaviors so future generations can live in a clean, beautiful world, one filled with wonder, excitement, and fish in the sea.

To date we've recycled
pounds of plastic waste

ISCC PLUS certified

Our Ashley Circularity Center is ISCC (International Sustainability and Carbon Certification) PLUS certified—verifying that biomass is not produced on land with high biodiversity and carbon stock. Good agricultural practices protecting soil, water, and air are followed. Human rights, labor, and land rights are respected. Sustainable material is traceable throughout international supply chains, and greenhouse gas reduction targets are met.


Life cycle analysis certified

A life cycle analysis conducted by Environmental Clarity Inc. and peer-reviewed by a faculty of Georgia Institute of Technology demonstrates that our Plastics Renewal™ technology yields significant environmental savings—saving 82% of energy, 46% of water, and a 39%-139% reduction in carbon footprint.


Health and safety information

Our number one priority is the health and safety of our employees, our facilities, and the communities in which we operate. These systems are reinforced through our daily safety reminders and prioritization of safety throughout our organizational structure.

Plastics facility employees

Plastic pollution.
Plastic solution.
We're creating a circular process for plastic waste.

At Brightmark, we take all plastic types 1-7, unlock their value, and create new products.


We’ve built the world’s largest plastics renewal facility in Ashley, Indiana—and we’re just getting started.


We can recycle it all.

Our plastics renewal technology is designed to take a continuous mixed stream of all types of plastic waste.


This is a game-changer.
Plastic #1, sports drink bottle
Plastic #2, plastic jug
Plastic #3, battery packaging
Plastic #4, plastic wrap
Plastic #5, medication bottle
Plastic #6, to-go container
Plastic #7, plastic fork
Plastic pellets

Pellet power

Who knew so much power could come from diverting plastics away from landfills, incinerators, and landfills? By heating our pellets in a vaporized, oxygen-starved environment, we can create the building blocks for new, circular products. Real circularity. Right now.

Plastic pellet icon
  1. Co-mingled plastics

    Comprised of plastic types 1-7.

  2. Closing the loop

    These pellets are a key ingredient in our formula for circularity.

  3. New products

    These pellets will become new, circular products.

No plastics left behind

Each Brightmark Circularity Center™ has the capacity to process a minimum of 100,000 tons of mixed waste plastic per year and turn it into valuable products. If you have plastic waste or want to partner with us, please fill out this form.

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