PureCycle Technologies Inc. is staying close to home to establish a facility to process used polypropylene that will be sent at the company's first two solvent-based recycling plants.
The Orlando, Fla.-based company revealed plans Oct. 6 to establish what it calls a "plastic recycling prep facility" to sort and grind PP in nearby Winter Garden, Fla.
"Creating recycling prep facilities in communities across America opens up access for PureCycle to identify and secure regional polypropylene plastic waste that is needed as feedstock to create the company's ultra-pure recycled polypropylene resin," the company said.
PureCycle is using technology licensed from Procter & Gamble Co. to create a solvent-based approach to recycle PP into like-new resin. Work continues on the company's first recycling site in Ironton, Ohio. A second facility is planned for Augusta, Ga., as the company works to locate facilities around the country and around the world.
"Our expectation is that PureCycle's prep facility will help bolster efforts to recycle more plastic waste in the region. Having facilities that open up a door for the recycling of discarded plastic material will help us tackle the plastic waste crisis," CEO Mike Otworth said in a statement.