Up to 20,000 tons of plastic will now be recycled rather than sent to the landfill, thanks to a new partnership between UK-based Clean Planet Energy and KW Plastics.
This waste will be sent to Clean Planet Energy’s new plant in Alabama, which is currently going through the planning stages. There, it will be used to make circular products.
KW Plastics is the world’s largest recycler of HDPE and PP rigid plastics, but not all rigid plastics can be recycled at their facilities.However, this new long-term partnership with Clean Planet Energy will ensure that virtually all materials KW Plastics receives from US households will be able to be recycled.
A statement detailing the partnership discussed some of the positive effects of this new association. It read: “It is believed that by locating Clean Planet Energy’s Alabama facility in proximity to KW Plastics, it will create a highly efficient, low landfill, supply chain for plastic recycling, and significantly stop plastics entering landfill, or potentially our oceans”.
This sentiment was echoed by David Nazha, who is CEO of Clean Planet Energy’s North America division. He said: “Clean Planet’s vision for North America is to integrate our advanced ecoPlant technology into industries that can support the removal of plastics entering landfill across the USA”.
Scott Sauders, who is the General Manager of KW discussed the historic significance of this partnership.
He said: “Since 1981, KW has been a pioneer in the revolution of plastics recycling industry… Working with Clean Planet Energy at our headquarters in Troy, Alabama is an exciting way to continue this journey, now knowing the even harder to reach plastics can be put back into use.”
Clean Planet Energy is now pushing forward with the planning requirements for its ecoPlant in Alabama.