Work begins on pioneering plastics-to-fuel plant in southeast Akron

Story excerpt provided by Akron Beacon Journal.

Written by Katie Byard.

Akron city officials joined in a ceremonial groundbreaking Tuesday — on Earth Day — for a pioneering Vadxx Energy plant that will turn waste plastic into energy.

“Happy Earth Day,” said James Garrett, CEO of startup Vadxx Energy LLC, to those gathered in a tent under overcast skies. He noted the plant in southeast Akron essentially will be a recycling facility for otherwise nonrecyclable plastic.

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Originally published April 22, 2014.

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