PureCycle Breaks Ground on Second US Advanced Recycling Plant

PureCycle Technologies broke ground on its second US plastic waste purification facility on March 22. The plant in Augusta, GA, will enable PureCycle to bring production of its ultra-pure recycled (UPR) resin to the Southeast. The company opened its first US facility in Lawrence County, OH, in 2017. The facility in Augusta is designed to transform No. 5 plastic waste into a sustainable material that can be used to make products such as yogurt cups, cosmetics, plastic containers, and even car parts. The plant can support up to eight purification lines, which collectively can produce approximately one billion pounds of like-new recycled plastic annually. PureCycle holds a global license to commercialize a solvent-based purification recycling technology developed by Procter & Gamble that restores waste polypropylene (PP) into ultra-pure resin. The proprietary process removes color, odor, and other contaminants from recycled feedstock, resulting in ultra-pure PP suitable for any market, said PureCycle.

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