US Ecology solution first in U.S. to recycle aerosol cans and components
US Ecology's first Aerosol Recycling Technology unit celebrated its inaugural run earlier this year and has since been operating 24/7 out of its Beatty, NV facility. The company is the first and only company in the U.S. to offer ART, a 100% sustainable solution for aerosol waste that produces recyclable metal, reusable alternative and liquid fuels and is landfill free with zero emissions.
The ART System, developed in an exclusive partnership with Despray Environmental and utilizing state of the art technologies has provided US Ecology with the most sustainable aerosol recycling solution available in the U.S. today. The ART system is unique in that it completely captures and compresses the gas propellant into purified recyclable liquid fuel, similar to liquid petroleum gas, for resell opportunities in support of a more circular economy. Additional recyclable or reusable byproducts of cans that run through the system include recyclable metal bricks and product compressed into reusable alternative fuel. The company's fully enclosed process is also equipped with complete carbon capture and oxygen monitoring sensors to protect the environment and the health and safety of the valued team members operating the system.
"Despray is excited to have formed an exclusive technical partnership with US Ecology and to be a part of such a leading-edge recycling campaign in the U.S.," said Eelco Osse, Despray CEO. "While earlier technologies in the market recycle portions of the aerosol can or its components, only ART is proven to effectively capture and recycle or reuse 100% of the can, whether empty or filled."
"ART is an example of US Ecology's ongoing commitment to identifying innovative, sustainable solutions for our customers in order to help them achieve their waste reduction goals and protect the environment," said Simon Bell, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at US Ecology. "The launch of the ART system is an exciting culmination of many team members' hard work and dedication over the last few years, as well as mutually beneficial partnerships with equally environmentally-conscious companies. This unique technology further sets US Ecology apart as a leader striving for a more sustainable future, offering innovative solutions to serve our customers and protect human health and the environments."