Who We Are

Brightmark was born out of a desire to disrupt waste on a global scale. With cutting-edge technology, we’re creating solutions for waste through circular innovations.

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From the CEO

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I started Brightmark with one goal: create a world without waste. It has become my mission. I’m so excited by what the team has accomplished, and I look forward to welcoming you along on our journey to Reimagine Waste®.

-Bob Powell, Founder & CEO of Brightmark

Our Journey

Brightmark began with the pursuit of doing good for the planet. Our journey to Reimagine Waste® is ongoing. This timeline shows how a dream became a reality and how we are moving forward in our commitment to the planet.

2016 - 2018

Brightmark is founded, and the first project goes online in Sumter, South Carolina, using biogas to produce electricity. The company acquires its plastics renewal technology from RES Polyflow.

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2019 - 2021

The Ashley Circularity Center breaks ground. Brightmark goes online with the first of its over 30 renewable natural gas circularity centers in the U.S.

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Brightmark establishes key partnerships with NOAA’s Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary to promote plastics recycling that keeps plastics out of landfills and waterways.

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Brightmark celebrates circularity with the completion of its second-largest renewable natural gas project to date in Michigan. Brightmark is awarded for global sustainability for its RNG projects.

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Brightmark and the SPE Foundation announce a first-of-its-kind scholarship fund intended for Georgia Tech students. Brightmark announces intent to invest in Thomaston, Georgia, with its Thomaston Circularity Center.

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2024 – present

Brightmark launches an elementary school recycling program with Country Meadow Elementary. Brightmark celebrates circularity with 1MM tons of CO2eq reduced through its circularity centers.

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Life at Brightmark

Our team of sustainability professionals work hard each and every day to solve the world’s most pressing waste challenges. We all come together under a common goal to create a fully circular environment to save the planet we all share.

It takes all of us

We welcome everyone from all walks of life to turn their passion for the environment into a sustainable career. No matter your background, we embrace different points of view to protect and sustain diversity.

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Active allyship

Part of making the world a better place means continuing to re-evaluate how we can operate with the marginalized in mind. We view this as an opportunity to grow as a company and become a greater part of the communities where we live and work.

Women at Brightmark

Our diverse business ecosystem is full of influential female engineers, entrepreneurs, and executives who are helping us to create a world without waste.

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Work with us

Do you like digging in to solve complex problems? Are you ready to be surrounded by brilliant and hard-working people? We have current opportunities available for someone like you, so check out our openings to see if there’s a fit.

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Power in partnerships


Going further together

We can’t Reimagine Waste® alone. Together with key partnerships we’ve established, we’ve created educational materials and innovative programs that will develop the next generation of those who want to do big things for the planet.

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