Sponsored by Dow, the Flexible Packaging Association and Republic Services, along with the City of Citrus Heights, a three-month EnergyBag™ pilot program kicked off in 2014. It was the first of its kind in the United States to prove that non-recycled plastics could be collected at curbside and diverted from landfills in order to optimize resource efficiency. Materials collected during the pilot were converted into high-value synthetic crude oil at a local plastics-to-energy plant that used a patented thermal pyrolysis technology.
1/3 of targeted homeowners participated at some point during the pilot.
~8,000 bags were collected in three months.
~6,000 pounds of non-recycled plastics were diverted from landfills.
512 gallons of synthetic crude oil were produced.
Click here to download a white paper with more results from the pilot program.