In Indiana, Brightmark’s Ashley, Indiana Plastics Renewal Facility has been ISCC PLUS (International Sustainability and Carbon Certification) certified. When fully operational, Brightmark’s Ashley plastics renewal facility, now in pilot phase, will divert 100,000 tons of plastic waste each year from landfills and incinerators and convert it into 18 million gallons of ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel and naphtha blend stocks and 6 million gallons of wax – this is more plastic than the weight of 5,400 tractor-trailers or seven Brooklyn Bridges.
Through a breakthrough proprietary process, Brightmark has the unique ability to recycle all types of plastic (1-7) – including the difficult to recycle plastic types 3-7 which cannot readily be recycled, like plastic film, styrofoam, flexible packing, car parts, toothbrushes, and children’s toys – directly into useful materials. The Ashley facility is anticipated to achieve fully operational status in 2022. Brightmark utilizes the technology of its subsidiary company Res Polyflow, LLC in the plastics conversion process.
The certification is provided by SCS Global Services. ISCC PLUS certifications are conducted by independent third-party Certification Bodies cooperating with ISCC. ISCC certification ensures that biomass is not produced on land with high biodiversity and high carbon stock, good agricultural practices protecting soil, water, and air are applied, human rights, labor, and land rights are respected, sustainable material is traceable throughout international supply chains and that greenhouse gas reduction targets are met.