PureCycle Technologies worked with the League of Women Voters (LWV) of Florida to recycle polypropylene (PP) election signs after the November 8, 2022 midterm elections.
The day after the election, PureCycle and LWV will begin collecting signatures. By the end of the month, we plan to recycle more than 15,000 signs and divert thousands of pounds of plastic waste from state landfills, waterways and green spaces.
Volunteers from LWV chapters in Borussia, Seminole, and Orange counties in Florida collect signs from Democratic and Republican headquarters and citizen drop-off locations. Candidates and their supporters are encouraged to bring their autographs to a nearby location.
Christian Bruey, PureCycle’s PureZero Program Leader, said: today’s plastic“The Central Florida chapter of the League of Women Voters did this in previous elections, which we don’t support given the estimated £10,000 of plastic signs that could be landfilled each election. , has been an important and impactful project to improve the county alone.”
The collected tags are sent to a recycling center for packaging and then to PureCycle’s processing and refining facility in Ironton, Ohio.
PureCycle holds the global license for a patented solvent-driven recycling technology developed by Procter & Gamble that transforms PP waste into ultrapure PP resin. The refining process removes color, odor and other impurities from PP waste and produces recycled plastic that is manufactured into new products and ultimately recycled again.
In Seminole County, the PureCycle Sign Recycling Program is “a first-of-its-kind recycling initiative. … Volusia and Orange counties had previously sent signs to another recycling partner. During this election cycle, they partnered with PureCycle after learning about our polypropylene recycling technology,” said Bruey.
“LWV initially contacted PureCycle after hearing about their ability to turn polypropylene plastic into a sustainable resin that can be reused and reused on an ongoing basis,” he added.
The election sign recycling project is part of PureCycle. Pure Zero through the program PureCycle collects PP from sports venues, processes, refines and recycles it in manufacturing.we used to report Participation of the Jacksonville Jaguars Pure Zero.
“For future elections, I hope this initiative grows beyond Central Florida,” said Bluey. “Today, there are hundreds of thousands of these signs in every state across the country that are now recyclable using PureCycle technology.”