World’s Largest and Advanced Plastic Recycling Facility to Open in Macon
Global waste solution company Brightmark announced that it will soon establish the world’s largest advanced plastic recycling and renewal facility in Macon.
The facility is built with an investment of $680 million that will recycle all the plastic waste that has reached the end cycle including items that cannot be further recycled, according to Brightmark.
The company stated the closed-loop solution turns plastic waste into useful products, along with renewable fuels and wax – creating material for new plastic.
The first recycling facility was established in Ashley, Indiana. For the first time in 2021, such a facility is planned to be fully functional. Macon-Bibb County Mayor Lester Miller stated that the community values recycling and has made them proud.
According to the company, the facility will divert 400,000 tons of plastic waste annually from landfills and convert the waste into 64 million gallons of ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel, naphtha blend stocks and 20 million gallons of wax.
The plastic waste suppliers from the post-consumer or industrial processes can also gain from the net profits. Currently, Brightmark has planned to work with waste plastic suppliers throughout the region to secure raw materials and have an open period contract scheduled this year.
The process is claimed to be 93% efficient which means that 93% of the waste processed is transformed into new products. The aim is to reimagine waste while supporting the economic development in the region. Brightmark said that it looks forward to establishing central Georgia as a leader in the circular.