United States – US plastics recycler Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies (AERT) has received final approval from the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality for start-up of its new Watts-based recycling facility.
The plant met performance expectations and the recycled plastic processed through the system satisfied initial quality specifications. As required by permit conditions, AERT was due to complete a series of tests and to verify compliance with nameplate capacity during the latter part of the first quarter.
The recycling technologies employed at Watts will enable the company to recover previously difficult-to-recycle polyethylene sources, creating a much broader range of feedstocks for AERT’s composite manufacturing plants in Arkansas.
AERT’s CEO Joe Brooks observes: ‘We are pleased that this vision is now becoming a commercial reality as AERT’s composite business is beginning to gain additional sales momentum going into the decking season. The company’s Green-age plastic recycling facility will soon become a worldwide example of green manufacturing.’