‘A more attractive technology right now is pyrolysis…’ ~National Geographic

What is to be done with the swelling flood of plastic waste, if we don’t want to see it snagged in tree branches, floating in ocean gyres, or clogging the stomachs of seabirds and whales? Plastic production is expected to double in the next 20 years, according to a report issued by the World Economic Forum. Plastic recycling […]

Plastics Industry Invests In Solutions To Combat Plastic Waste Entering The Environment

Newly formed Alliance To End Plastic Waste brings together plastics industry stakeholders to provide infrastructure investment around the globe. Link >>> https://endplasticwaste.org/

Brightmark Energy Announces Major Investment in Nation’s First Commercial-Scale Plastics-to-Fuel Plant

Posted by on Nov 10, 2018 in Recycling Plastic, The RES Polyflow Story | No Comments

November 9, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Brightmark Energy, a San Francisco-based renewable energy development company, has acquired a majority interest and invested $10 million in a groundbreaking plastics-to-fuel technology company, RES Polyflow, while committing to an additional $47 million investment in the first commercial-scale plant to utilize this technology, which will be located in Indiana. Brightmark […]

No Time To Waste

Posted by on Sep 24, 2018 in Clean Economy, Recycling Plastic | No Comments

Plastics waste is hurting the chemical industry as well as the environment. By taking the lead on recycling, chemical players could add a new dimension to the industry and help solve the problem.  ~McKinsey https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/chemicals/our-insights/no-time-to-waste-what-plastics-recycling-could-offer  

‘We Got Lazy’: U.S. Recyclers Try Cleaning Up Their Scrap

With China’s ban on mixed scrap paper and plastics from the U.S. and strict limits on contamination, recyclers face a growing backlog and vow to produce cleaner loads of recyclables.  Read the full story in the Wall Street Journal > http://www.paywallnews.com/life/%E2%80%98We-Got-Lazy%E2%80%99–U-S–Recyclers-Try-Cleaning-Up-Their-Scrap.SkHFa0SHxX.html  

Growing Volume Of Post Use Plastics Generated By Healthcare Providers Leads To New Approaches To Managing the Materials

Healthcare providers take steps to recover more post use plastic, now estimated at 25% of the waste generated by a typical system > http://www.waste360.com/medical-waste/how-healthcare-industry-addressing-fast-growing-medical-waste-problem  

Barriers to Entry Lowered For Development of Plastic-To-Fuel Technologies in Wisconsin and Georgia

Two bills have cleared their respective legislative bodies in Wisconsin and Georgia and are now headed to the governor’s desk in each state that will allow Plastic-To-Fuel technologies to be permitted as manufacturing facilities.  These legislative actions significantly reduce the barriers to developing a new facility and will allow for these technologies to proliferate in […]

RES Polyflow Announces Renewable Fuel Agreement with BP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RES Polyflow Announces Renewable Fuel Agreement with BP  Chagrin Falls, Ohio – March 20, 2018 – RES Polyflow, an Ohio based manufacturer of Plastics-To-Fuel energy recovery systems announced today that it has entered into an offtake agreement with BP for the fuels produced by its first commercial production facility. Located in Ashley, […]