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From Waste to Resource: The Arqlite Approach to Plastic Recycling

The world is facing a plastic crisis of epic proportions. Millions of tons of plastic waste are generated yearly, and much of it pollutes our oceans and harms our planet’s delicate ecosystems. Plastic waste is not only unsightly, but it’s also a significant contributor to climate change, with the plastic industry alone responsible for an estimated 1.8 trillion pounds of CO2 emissions each year. The need for innovative solutions to tackle this problem has never been more urgent, which is where companies like Arqlite come in.

Arqlite is a technology company tackling the plastic crisis head-on. With 90% of plastics used and discarded worldwide ending up in the environment, half of which are single-use plastics, Arqlite is focused on developing innovative solutions that can turn this waste into a valuable resource.

Founded in 2015 by a team of passionate environmentalists and industry experts, Arqlite has been at the forefront of cutting-edge technology and research in sustainable plastics. The company has a state-of-the-art facility in California, turning one ton per hour of multilayered packaging (such as chip bags and other single-use plastics) into low-carbon materials for the built environment and the plastic industry.

Arqlite’s technology is designed to be sustainable from the ground up. The process operates without any water use or emissions generated along the way, making it a truly eco-friendly solution for processing hard-to-recycle plastics. Through its cutting-edge technology, Arqlite has developed a process that can transform 50% of discarded single-use plastics into high-quality Smart Gravel and Homogenized Repro Pellets. This process not only diverts plastic waste from landfills and the natural environment but also reduces the need for virgin plastics, a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions.

Arqlite’s Smart Gravel is a low-carbon artificial aggregate with a wide range of applications, from civil engineering projects to hydroponic setups and other applications. The company is expanding its product offerings by introducing Homogenized Repro Pellets (HRP), a sustainable alternative to virgin plastics. HRP can help reduce the plastic industry’s operational costs and provide a sustainable alternative to conventional plastics, reducing the industry’s environmental impact.

Arqlite is committed to developing sustainable solutions to tackle the plastic crisis. Its mission is to revolutionize the world of plastics by offering sustainable and innovative solutions for a greener future. The company is dedicated to creating and promoting environmentally-friendly alternatives to conventional plastics, reducing its carbon footprint, and addressing the global issue of plastic waste.

The company constantly strives to improve its products and processes to better serve its clients and the environment. By working closely with its clients, Arqlite provides tailored solutions that meet their unique needs while promoting a cleaner, greener planet. Building on its core values of environmental stewardship, innovation, and collaboration, Arqlite has recently launched the Eco Pot, the world’s first planter made from single-use plastics. 

Made from over 100 chip bags, the Eco Pot is designed to be five times more durable than traditional pots and features a minimalist design that fits in any space. With no holes to prevent spills and excess water storage that cuts watering in half, the Eco Pot is practical and stylish. Made entirely in the USA using locally sourced discarded plastics, the product helps reduce plastic pollution and supports a cleaner, greener planet.

Its innovative technology is designed to be sustainable, eco-friendly, and scalable, making a Arqlite a suitable solution for businesses of all sizes in any country around the world. Join Arqlite in its journey towards a world where plastics are no longer a burden on our planet but a resource for a greener and more sustainable tomorrow. To learn more, visit 

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