Ashley Circularity Center

Plastic waste, meet your (re)maker.

With our Brightmark Circularity Center™ in Ashley, Indiana, we’re creating circular solutions to waste, drastically reducing the negative impacts of plastic waste.

Watch our film. Meet Jude.

Watch our film to understand better 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

Local impact stats

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Over 130+ full-time manufacturing jobs will be created in Northeast Indiana when the circularity center is fully operational.
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Phase one of the center's construction will represent a $138.3 million capital investment in Steuben County, Indiana.
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The circularity center will offset 6 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions by 2025.
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Plastics will be sourced from Indiana and Chicago-area waste and recycling companies, including curbside collection programs and post-industrial plastic scrap.

See what the science says

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.


Read our peer-reviewed LCA

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.

Read Our LCA

Great stories. Green stories.

We're making headlines Reimagining Waste. See how we're making an impact by reading our features below.

a year ago

Brightmark and NOAA’s Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Announce Buoy Plastic Recycling Partnership

Brightmark and Buoy Team to facilitate recycling of inoperative mooring, boundary and informational buoys in the Florida Keys.     SAN FRANCISCO & FLORIDA KEYS, FL – Sept. 13, 2022 – Brightmark LLC, the global waste solutions provider, and Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS), today announced a new plastic recycling partnership that will reduce… Continue reading Brightmark and NOAA’s Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Announce Buoy Plastic Recycling Partnership

a year ago

Brightmark Launches Medical Waste Recycling Program with Jamar Health Products

Brightmark will convert plastic medical waste, including Jamar’s PATRAN® slide sheets, into circular and sustainable products. SAN FRANCISCO, CA. and GREENDALE, WI – August 24, 2022 – Brightmark, a global waste solutions provider, and Jamar Health Products, a Wisconsin-based health care product manufacturer, today announced a strategic partnership to recycle plastic medical waste. Brightmark provides… Continue reading Brightmark Launches Medical Waste Recycling Program with Jamar Health Products

a month ago

Brightmark Awarded for Global Sustainability

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif—August 30, 2023—Today, the Business Intelligence Group named Brightmark’s “Reimagining Waste into Renewable Natural Gas” project as a Sustainability Initiative of the Year in the 2023 Sustainability Awards program. The Sustainability Awards honor those people, teams, and organizations who have made sustainability an integral part of their business practice or overall mission.  As… Continue reading Brightmark Awarded for Global Sustainability


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