PureCycle Technologies, Inc., in partnership with EXPLR Media, announced an episode of EXPLR’s upcoming “Everyday Science Stuff” original series which will spotlight PureCycle’s unique recycling process that uses proprietary technology to transform common plastic waste which would otherwise find its way into landfills or oceans into a versatile, sustainable recycled material. The episode – produced by EXPLR Media executives Kari Byron and Jenny Buccos – is set to premiere on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. at the Orlando Science Center, where it will be screened for local students and community leaders. The event will be open to the media with availability for interviews immediately following the conclusion of the screening at 10:30 a.m. The Orlando Science Center requires face coverings for all visitors ages 3 and up.
When EXPLR executives learned how PureCycle’s technology could revolutionize the recycling industry and reduce society’s reliance on single-use plastics, an innovative partnership was formed between the two companies. In October 2021, EXPLR Media founder and multi-award-winning director and producer Jenny Buccos – along with celebrity and EXPLR Media co-founder Kari Byron from the hit television program “MythBusters” – developed a PureCycle-focused “Everyday Science Stuff” episode geared toward kids to educate and inspire the next generation. The episode was filmed at PureCycle’s flagship plant in Ironton, Ohio and features popular scientist and keynote speaker Justin Shaifer, also known as “Mr. Fascinate”.
“The innovative solutions PureCycle brings to the table for recycling are inspiring,” said Jenny Buccos, EXPLR Media founder and head of content. “Our goal at EXPLR Media is to make videos that spark curiosity and conversation. PureCycle’s episode will be a go-to resource for young people to grow into knowledgeable global citizens.”
“Partnering with EXPLR Media is an opportunity for PureCycle to spark ECO- and STEM- enthusiasm in young students to start reimagining new solutions to today’s environmental challenges like plastic pollution. Our goal is to educate and inspire new thinking that leads to future innovation and the creation of technologies like PureCycle’s that will create real positive change in our environment,” said Dustin Olson, PureCycle’s Chief Manufacturing Officer.
While No. 5 plastic is one of the most commonly used plastics in the world, it is also one of the least recycled. Using patented technology that removes contaminants, PureCycle is able to create an ultra-pure recycled material that can be recycled again and again.