UK-based Clean Planet Energy has secured an agreement with KW Plastics, which will see up to 20,000 tons of waste which could have ended up in a landfill now being recycled.
It is a monumental announcement for both the plastic and recycling industry in North America. This waste will now be recycled into circular re-usable products.
KW Plastics is renowned for being the world’s largest recycler of both HDPE and PP rigid plastics. However, even with their advanced facilities, there are some materials they could not recycle.
Their new partnership will see them use Clean Planet Energy’s proposed ecoPlant in Alabama to ensure that virtually all plastics received by KW from US households are recycled.
Clean Planet Energy was keen to discuss the potential benefits of this partnership in a statement detailing the collaboration.
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.”
The CEO of Clean Planet’s North American division, David Nazha, also discussed this. 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”.
Clean Planet Energy, in collaboration with KW Plastics, is continuing the planning process for their first ecoPlant in Alabama. It’s a plant that could lead to a massive improvement in plastic recycling in North America.
Scott Sauders, who is the General Manager of KW discussed the possibility of both organisations working together.
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.”