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Conversion of single-use plastics into value-added, recyclable material

May 2020
Gallery Ekopolimer 1
Gallery Ekopolimer 1


Ekopolimer is giving single-use plastics new life. Offering large scale diversion and reuse of former single-use plastics through compression upcycling into a value-added material. Ekopolimer equals or outperforms virgin materials, for lower cost and smaller carbon footprint.

Low density polyethylene plastic film and flexible packaging are used in a variety of ways, some beneficial and useful as in health systems or product safety, but others totally unnecessary as in redundant packaging. Although the material is stable and reusable, most of it ends up in the landfill, lasting up to 800+ years. To meet this challenge, Ekopolimer is produced thanks to an innovative compression upcycling process, creating lasting economic and environmental value for single and multi-layer film. Ekopolimer can be processed into a wide variety of products and applications where it equals or outperforms virgin material while being cheaper and more carbon friendly. Large scale applications, including streetscape (walkways, curbing, drains, tactile paving, car stops, permeable parking lots), construction (site access, safety, forms, decking), and shipping & movement (pallets, access mats, cribbing), offer high-quality diversion and upcycling outcomes. This highly versatile solution extends the life of single-use plastics while meeting the needs of multiple industries.

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Label Date May 8, 2020
From United States
Maturity stage Small scale commercialization
Looking For Network; Visibility; Funding opportunities; Partnership opportunities; Credibility

The environmental benefits

  • Ekopolimer pallets offer more than 100 uses compared to 5-7 for wood pallets
  • Tolerance for mixed and degraded plastics
  • Ekopolimer mats for ground access offer more than 100 uses compared to 3-4 for plywood

The Financial benefits

  • Manufacturing process has 40%+ EBITDA

Activity Region

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North america

United States, Canada,

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Company Profile


Giving single use plastics new life, and creating better outcomes for communities and commerce.

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Headquarters Chelsea, VT 05038, USA
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