Upgrading of Recyclables
Developing new markets, products and applications for recovered commodities is essential to the success of recycling. Recovering the materials is only half the job—putting them to use as a feedstock for another product completes the loop.
We are committed to expanding and upgrading the end-use of recyclables. As an example, Greenstar operates a world class glass upgrading plant and small glass bead manufacturing plant from its operations in Pennsylvania. The majority of the glass beads are sold to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to provide reflectivity for highway markings within the State of Pennsylvania.
Our new recycling facility in Akron, OH will include an innovative processing technology that will convert recovered plastic into synthetic crude oil. These services will be provided by local company Vadxx Energy, LLC through a joint venture with Greenstar. The companies will work together with the City of Akron to provide a domestic fuel and benefit the environment by repurposing recovered plastic products. This project will provide additional jobs and visitors to Akron while supporting an existing, local business.