Thomaston Circularity Center

We’re imagining a brighter future in Thomaston.

With our Brightmark® Circularity Center in Thomaston, Georgia, we’re creating circular solutions to waste, drastically reducing the negative impacts of plastic waste.

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“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

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JOB CREATION

Our center in Thomaston will create hundreds of construction jobs and approximately 200 advanced manufacturing jobs once fully operational.
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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

We plan to make a $950MM investment across Thomaston and Upson County, directly benefiting both economies—demonstrating that this region is the perfect place to invest, grow, and prosper.
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COMMUNITY INVESTMENT

As a member of the Thomaston community, we are committed to the region’s prosperity, its people, and its environment—empowering next-generation communities.
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DIVERT WASTE

The center in Thomaston will divert up to 400,000 tons of plastic waste each year from landfills, lakes, rivers, and oceans.
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Life cycle analysis certified

A life cycle analysis conducted by Environmental Clarity Inc. and peer-reviewed by a Georgia Institute of Technology faculty demonstrates that our Plastics Renewal® technology yields significant environmental savings —saving 82% of energy1, 46% of water1, and a 39%-139%2 reduction in carbon footprint.

1Life cycle analysis conducted by Environmental Clarity Inc. and peer-reviewed by a Georgia Institute of Technology faculty.
2Scale is based on respective EU and U.S. categorization of waste solutions.

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.

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Great stories. Green stories.

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

4 months ago

SPE Foundation and Brightmark® Announce First-Of-Its-Kind Scholarship Fund for Georgia Tech Students

The innovative scholarship from the SPE Foundation and Brightmark meets students’ prolonged interest in plastics sustainability and circularity while addressing the workforce shortage by supporting students seeking careers in the field. DANBURY, CT– March 12, 2024: The SPE Foundation is proud to announce the establishment of the Brightmark Scholarship in Plastics Circularity endowment. In collaboration… Continue reading SPE Foundation and Brightmark® Announce First-Of-Its-Kind Scholarship Fund for Georgia Tech Students

10 months ago

Brightmark, Guy Harvey Foundation Launch Marine Science Curriculum, Educating K-5 Students on Plastic Pollution

Inaugural Day of Action Ocean Cleanup Will Commemorate Curriculum Launch, Led by Fourth Graders from Both Coasts San Francisco, CA and Fort Lauderdale, FL, Sept. 12, 2023 – Brightmark, a circular innovation company with a mission to Reimagine Waste, and Guy Harvey Foundation (“GHF”), a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the marine environment, announced a… Continue reading Brightmark, Guy Harvey Foundation Launch Marine Science Curriculum, Educating K-5 Students on Plastic Pollution

a year 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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