Casella Waste Systems Joins Cyclyx Consortium as Founding Member
PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire, USA, September 21, 2021 – Cyclyx International, a consortium-based plastic feedstock management company with a mission to increase the recycling rate of plastics, has announced that Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (“Casella”), a regional solid waste, recycling and resource management services company, has joined as a founding member. In addition, Paul Ligon, Casella’s senior vice president of sustainable growth, will join Cyclyx’s executive advisory board.
Casella is a leader in the recycling industry. Plastics collected on Casella’s residential collection routes and processed at its recycling facilities are sold to North American markets. The recycled plastics are then used as raw materials to make new products. The company has a proven track record of recycling plastics, while also finding viable end markets for difficult to recycle materials such as plastic bags. The integration of Casella’s expertise with the Cyclyx model provides an excellent opportunity to drive significant additional plastics recovery over time.
As a founding member of the Cyclyx consortium, Casella joins an ever expanding list of companies across the plastic value chain dedicated to the mission of increasing the recycling rate of plastic from 10% to 90%. They will seek to achieve this mission through various programs aimed at the collection, aggregation and chemical characterization of waste plastic as well as the creation of feedstock recipes developed through machine learning and predictive modeling to meet the specific needs of their customers.
“Casella has been enabling sustainability through partnerships with companies and communities across the U.S. for more than 40 years,” said Casella chairman and CEO John W. Casella. “We feel that our broad expertise in developing economically and environmentally sustainable solutions for recycling and resource management has us uniquely positioned to help the Cyclyx consortium achieve its goals while supporting the needs of our customers.”
“We are very excited to welcome Casella to the consortium and Paul to the executive advisory board,” stated Joe Vaillancourt, CEO of Cyclyx. “Casella’s proven experience and long history of innovation in the waste and recycling industry aligns with our mission and will significantly add to our efforts to increase the recycling rate of plastic from 10% to 90%.”
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About Cyclyx International, LLC.
Cyclyx International, LLC. (“Cyclyx”) is a post-use plastic feedstock management company working with industry participants to develop innovative recycling solutions for all types of post-use plastics. The company’s mission is to increase the recycling rate of plastics from 10% to 90% by using Cyclyx’s expertise in understanding the chemical composition of post-use plastic in collaboration with industry partners to create a new, innovative supply chain. Cyclyx was founded by Agilyx Corporation ("Agilyx"), a leader in advanced chemical recycling, together with ExxonMobil Chemical Company, one of the largest chemical companies in the world. Cyclyx has been formed to be a consortium-based entity and since its founding there have been a growing number of companies joining its membership. For more information, visit us at www.cyclyx.com.
About Casella Waste Systems, Inc.
Casella Waste Systems, Inc., headquartered in Rutland, Vermont, provides integrated solid waste management services consisting of collection, transfer, disposal, and recycling services in the northeastern United States. For further information, visit the company’s website at www.casella.com.