Clean Planet Energy’s North American division has announced a long-term agreement with the world’s largest recycler of HDPE and PP rigid plastic, KW Plastics. The agreement will provide plastic scrap to Clean Planet’s new ecoPlant, to be built in Alabama. The announcement means that up to 20,000 tons of plastic residue generated at the current KW Plastics facility in Alabama will be turned into re-usable circular products, rather than being sent to landfill. The circular products produced at a Clean Planet ecoPlant can either be circular petrochemical feedstocks (which is used to generate new plastics), or ultra-low sulphur fuels (used to lower greenhouse gas emissions if used as a replacement to fossil fuels).
In November 2021, Clean Planet Energy, a UK based green-tech company, announced the formation of a USA-based joint venture with Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure to develop Clean Planet Energy USA ecoPlants across key markets in North America. Starting in New Jersey, the joint venture sought to advance multiple additional projects with agreements in place for plastic supply in Texas, Florida, the Dominican Republic, and other key North American markets.
Based in Alabama, KW Plastics accepts rigid plastics from across the USA and recycles it into a wide range of polyethylene and polypropylene recycled resins for multiple industries including personal care, automotive, agriculture, construction, and flexible packaging applications. The KW Facilities can process in excess of 500 million pounds (250,000 tons) of rigid plastic per annum.