How plastics renewal works

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Brightmark's one-of-a-kind plastics renewal technology takes mixed stream plastics and recycles it into a single output that is used to make new products. It's all thanks to a scientific process called pyrolysis*.

* pyrolysis

The chemical decomposition of materials through the application of heat. Distinct from combustion (burning) because it uses no oxygen.

We recycle it all.

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The potential impact of plastics renewal is incredible. Your old yogurt container that would have previously ended up in a landfill or an ocean can now become a pair of upcycled sneakers or a car bumper.

STEP 1

Collect

Post-use plastic is collected from cities and companies and is shipped to our facilities.

STEP 2

Sort

Once received, the plastic is prepped by sorting and shredding it.

STEP 3

Extrude

After it is shredded, the plastic is extruded into small pellets and fed into the vessels.

STEP 4

Convert

Once pellets are in the vessel, they are heated and vaporized in preparation for circularity.

STEP 5

Re-use

The liquids and gas are sent to our partners for future lives as circular plastic products, reduced-carbon fuels, and candles made from recycled plastic.

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