In Arkansas, Epic Glass Recycling and ACE Glass and Plastics Recycling are entering a partnership ahead of ACE’s plans to build a new glass recycling plant in the state.
The two home grown recycling companies will see the completion and opening of a new glass recycling plant in North Little Rock in early 2024. The new facility will feature equipment to make cullet, which is used in things such as fiberglass products and reflective road stripping, from collected glass.
Later, the new recycling plant will include the production of ultra-lightweight foamed glass aggregate, which will be used in road construction projects in Arkansas.
“We’re very excited to be able to offer an in-state recycling option for cities, counties, and solid waste agencies that currently collect glass, ramp up collections where not currently offered, and add additional services where needed. By being able to collect, recycle and manufacture product from glass in an end-to-end process, Epic Glass Recycling will now be able to productively repurpose what was once waste into viable products or raw materials rather than sending it to landfills or out of state.” said Courtney Little, Founder of Epic Glass Recycling.
“Expansions like this are meeting a need in the community to serve both the environment and the economy,” said Jay Chesshir, President and CEO of the Little Rock Regional Chamber. “ACE and EPIC are wonderful examples of home-grown companies finding success in the region and we look forward to their continued growth.”