‘World’s largest advanced plastics recycling and renewal facility’ coming to Macon
Global waste solutions provider Brightmark is looking to hire more than 100 people.
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Global waste solutions provider Brightmark announced Monday it will build the world’s largest advanced plastics recycling and renewal facility in Macon.
The $680 million investment will recycle all plastic waste that has reached the end of its useful life, including items that cannot readily be recycled, like plastic film, flexible packing, styrofoam, plastic beverage cups, car seats and children’s toys, according to a Brightmark news release.
Brightmark says its closed loop solution converts plastic waste directly into useful products, including renewable fuels and wax, and can also create building blocks for new plastics.
“Our community places a high value on its ability to recycle, so being able to attract Brightmark’s second recycling facility should make us all proud,” Macon-Bibb County Mayor Lester Miller said. “Brightmark will bring new, technical jobs that will both benefit people living here and attract more people to move to our wonderful city.”
The company says the facility will divert 400,000 tons of plastic waste each year from landfills and incinerators and convert it into 64 million gallons of ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel and naphtha blend stocks and 20 million gallons of wax. According to Brightmark, its proprietary process is 93% efficient, meaning 93% of the waste in the stream is converted into new products.
It’s the second facility of its kind. The first opened in Indiana this year.
Brightmark is looking to hire more than 100 positions.
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