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.
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
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
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.
ISCC PLUS certified
Our Ashley Circularity Center is ISCC (International Sustainability and Carbon Certification) PLUS certified—ensuring that biomass is not produced on land with high biodiversity and carbon stock. We follow good agricultural practices protecting soil, water, and air. We ensure that human rights, labor, and land rights are respected. We ensure that sustainable material is traceable throughout international supply chains and that our greenhouse gas reduction targets are met.
Life cycle analysis certified
A peer-reviewed life cycle analysis conducted by the Georgia Institute of Technology with Environmental Clarity Inc. 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.
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.
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 a greener commercial-grade ultra-low sulfur diesel to power the vehicles of today, create food-grade wax, and build new plastics. Real circularity. Right now.
- Co-mingled plastics
Comprised of plastic types 1-7.
- Closing the loop
These pellets are a key ingredient in our formula for circularity.
- New products
These pellets will become new, circular products.
No plastics left behind
Each Brightmark Circularity Center™ processes a minimum of 100,000 tons of mixed waste plastic per year and turns it into valuable products. If you have plastic waste or want to partner with us, please fill out this form.
At Brightmark, we respect your right to privacy and value our relationship with you as a user.