Waste360 – Waste360 Staff – Jul. 21, 2017

The facility will utilize a technology that is capable of generating recycled PP with virgin-like properties.

A startup named PureCycle Technologies has broken ground on a $120 million polypropylene (PP) recycling facility in Ironton, Ohio. The facility, which is being built as part of Procter & Gamble’s innovation to boost polypropylene recycling, will utilize a technology that is capable of generating recycled PP with virgin-like properties.

The first step of the facility’s construction is to build a feedstock evaluation unit, and the second step is to develop a commercial-scale PureCycle facility.

Resource Recycling has more details:

“An innovation developed by Procter & Gamble to bolster polypropylene recovery is being put into action, with construction of an Ohio facility beginning today.

A startup called PureCycle Technologies this morning broke ground on a plant in Ironton, Ohio, which is approximately 130 miles from P&G’s Cincinnati headquarters. It will be located at the site of a recently closed Dow Chemical Co. facility.

PureCycle has unveiled technology that it says is capable of generating recycled PP with virgin-like properties, and it could help move contaminated and dark-colored polypropylene streams into higher-value applications. The company licenses the process from P&G, a consumer-products heavyweight that currently uses more than a half a million tons of virgin PP a year.”