PureCycle Technologies (Orlando, FL) is partnering with the Jacksonville Jaguars to tackle the problem of single-use polypropylene (PP) waste that accumulates at the football team’s TIAA Bank Field. The initiative kicks off this summer, in advance of the 2022-2023 National Football League season. The goal is to divert more than 500,000 pieces of PP waste, generated at more than 50 games and events, from landfills and waterways. TIAA Bank Field, where the Jaguars play home games, is located near the St. Johns River in downtown Jacksonville. PureCycle, through its PureZero program, will collect PP (aka No. 5) waste from the venue, remove impurities, and convert the waste into an ultra-pure recycled (UPR) plastic. The UPR can be reused by the original PP-product manufacturer to produce the same product, creating a circular recycling system. The PP waste generated at sports and entertainment venues typically isn’t recycled, because food and beverage contamination make the waste difficult and expensive to recycle.
TALLAHASSEE, FL – Advanced Manufacturing International (AMI) has been awarded a $2M grant