Mon, April 22, 2024

Major plastics recycler to bring jobs to Augusta

Imagine a facility that can recycle 1 billion pounds of plastic each year. An international company plans to build that type of plant in Augusta and bring 80-100 jobs to the area.

PureCycle Technologies, Inc. recently broke ground on the facility in Augusta Corporate Park located at 4760 Mike Padgett Highway. The company’s recycling process and technology were developed by Proctor & Gamble.

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The company’s Augusta location will recycle No. 5 plastic waste, which includes prescription medicine bottles and plastic cutlery. These products will be transformed into other products, such as cosmetics and car parts.

“Our second facility, when completed, will transform No. 5 plastic waste – one of the most commonly used and least recycled plastics in the world – into an ultra-pure material that can be used to make consumer products, ultimately helping reduce our reliance on single-use plastics that contaminate our oceans and waterways,” said Mike Otworth, PureCycle’s CEO.

The facility will include up to eight purification lines, and the company plans to complete two of those lines by the end of 2023.

For more information, visit purecycle.com.

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