Greenstar builds recycling plant in Akron, Ohio

Greenstar Recycling plans to build a single-stream recycling facility in Akron, OH that will also serve as a hub for recycling and recovery activities in the area.

Greenstar, in partnership with the City of Akron, will invest up to $8 million to build the facility in a converted 195,000 sq. ft. hangar at Akron Fulton International Airport.

The facility also will convert recovered plastic into synthetic crude oil, which will be handled by Cleveland-based Vadxx Energy LLC through a joint venture with Greenstar. Vadxx hopes to convert 12,000 tons of No. 3 through No. 7 plastics into 80,000 barrels of oil annually.