First-ever U.S. Facility Transforms Unwanted Plastic Waste Into Concrete Additive

First-ever U.S. Facility Transforms Unwanted Plastic Waste Into Concrete Additive CRDC Global Opens RESIN8 Plant in York, PA YORK, PA – October 21, 2022.  CRDC Global, with support from the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (Alliance), today announced the opening of a new factory capable of converting difficult-to-recycle plastic waste into an innovative new concrete additive called RESIN8™. The facility, the…

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South Africa Announces Plans to Scale Operations Polyco Invests in New Cape Town Plant – Opening in 2023 CRDC Global today announced a new upscaled RESIN8 plant in Cape Town, which will be the first of its kind in Africa, following recent plant openings in Costa Rica and an upcoming factory launch in York, Pennsylvania. The goal is to complete…

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Plastic Press Release

CRDC Global, Pedregal and UNDP partner to solve plastic pollution in Costa Rica Credit: PEDREGAL Initiative seeks to solve the “tragic” plastic problem in Costa Rica: non-reusable plastics that are not recycled or reach landfills. Alliance will coordinate national efforts to remove 200 thousand tons of tragic plastics from land and marine ecosystems by 2030. Processing plant in PEDREGAL will…

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CRDC Global launches large-scale plant to turn unwanted plastic waste into infrastructure San Jose, Costa Rica.  CRDC Global and PEDREGAL today opened a state-of-the-art factory capable of turning difficult-to-recycle plastic waste into a value-added aggregate called RESIN8™ for use in the construction industry.  The new plant, the first of its kind in the world, offers an innovative solution to the…

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CRDC Announced as Winner of Henkel’s Global ‘Seal the Cycle’ Competition Henkel Adhesive Technologies, a leading global supplier of adhesives, sealants and functional coatings, has announced CRDC Global as the winner of its ‘Seal the Cycle’ initiative. The international open innovation call was conducted in collaboration with Chile Global Ventures, the venture capital arm of Fundación Chile, and aimed to…

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South Africa’s Construction and Development Industry Embraces RESIN8™ After launching the RESIN8™ pilot plant in Cape Town last year and being recognized with the DOW impact award, South Africa’s construction and development industry has been busy testing RESIN8 in a wide variety of concrete application tests – coming through with flying colors. Multiple concrete manufacturers partnered with CRDC’s South Africa…

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LARGE SCALE RESIN8™ ASPHALT TRIAL UNDERWAY IN COSTA RICABusy ‘Route 27’ now permanently houses non-recoverable plastic San José, Costa Rica, January 2022.   CRDC Global, in collaboration with Costa Rican partner PEDREGAL and Globalvia, an international highway operator, today announced the successful completion of sections of highway made with RESIN8™.   Nearly 500 tons of asphalt containing between 1% and…

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Interview with German Gomez, CRDC’s Factory Supervisor We recently sat down with German Gomez, CRDC’s Factory Supervisor, to ask him about our progress in Costa Rica. German has overseen production of RESIN8™ since 2019 and is now in charge of transforming the pilot facility into a full-scale production plant capable of processing up to 90 tons of hard-to-recycle plastic per…

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Trial-run produced 2.5 metric tons of RESIN8, commercial trials to follow shortly.  Using a combination of plastic waste, including PET, HDPE, PS and LDPE waste, CRDC’s UK team succeeded in October to produce the first test-batch of RESIN8 in the Southwest of England.  RESIN8 is an eco-aggregate made from mixed, hard to recycle plastic waste that is used to improve…

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