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Environmental Leader Magazine Recognizes Waste to Energy Partners
Environmental Leader Magazine Recognizes Waste to Energy Partners with Product of the Year Award for "Bolder Black™," a Repurposed Alternative to Carbon Black
By: Waste to Energy Partners
Boulder-based Waste to Energy Partners (WEP), a global leader in environmental solutions, was recognized for its product Bolder Black™, an environmentally superior and financially competitive premium quality alternative to "virgin" carbon black – an insidious oil-derived product used in nearly all rubber and black plastic products. WEP transforms a portion of the 315 million waste tires generated in the U.S. each year into Bolder Black™ using a proprietary process that is approximately 90% more efficient in water and electricity consumption, and that generates significantly less greenhouse gas emissions than other existing alternatives.
"Bolder Black™ is a game changer," said Tony Wibbeler, CEO and Founder of Waste to Energy Partners. "With Bolder Black™, manufacturers now have access to a high quality, financially compelling and environmentally superior alternative to carbon black, a raw material used in thousands of plastic and rubber products that has an incredibly negative environmental impact on the planet," he said.
"Our repurposed Bolder Black™ not only takes a really bad waste source – tires – out of the waste stream, it's one of the highest quality products on the market," Wibbeler continued. "Plus, our manufacturing facility in Missouri provides high quality jobs in an area of the U.S. where they are much needed. By making just this one small change in material sourcing, manufacturers that use Bolder Black™ are making a meaningful favorable change in their environmental footprint," he said.
Tired of Waste
Judges of the Environmental Leader Awards applauded Bolder Black for its innovation and for providing a solution for addressing tire waste.
"This is a great concept to initiate movement towards a circular economy," said one judge. "Also, with the current and past issues of what to do with waste tires, this is an innovative solution. In addition, carbon black is hazardous to humans and the environment, not only during processing but also during the use phase of products. This is an especially important issue that needs to be addressed."
The Environmental Leader Award, sponsored by Environmental Leader Magazine, recognizes original and successful projects and products achieving high standards towards contribution to energy and environmental efforts, innovation, efficiency, reliability, and contribution to the bottom line. A noted panel of 34 judges award companies making the biggest difference in the field with a goal of showcasing brands to inform consumer decisions.
Supporting Local Economies; Reducing Resource Use and Emissions
Through WEP's project level expertise, the company is able to provide customers with cost competitive, truly sustainable waste-stream solutions. Simultaneously, WEP supplies environmentally responsible raw materials to customers focused on improving sustainability in their supply chain and at the end of their products' useful lives.
Based in, Maryville MO, WEP's facility is also dedicated to the local economy and creating jobs in the U.S. The company's rehabbed 24,000 square-foot factory houses all the equipment and systems necessary to recycle and reclaim more than two million scrap tires annually. This low emission, net-energy-positive process converts over two million tires into market ready Bolder Black™, resulting in an approximately 90% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and water usage compared to virgin carbon black processing, according to a peer-reviewed life-cycle assessment by ThinkStep.
About Waste to Energy Partners
With a mission of providing environmental solutions to the world's "BIG" problems through technology and product innovation, Waste to Energy Partners was established with a vision to facilitate change regarding how waste is managed globally, and to provide manufacturers with sustainable, affordable, and premium quality alternatives for their raw materials needs. With offices and facilities in Boulder, CO, Brooklyn, NY, and Maryville, MO, Waste To Energy Partners works with any facility that currently creates and/or accepts solid waste and has a desire to join in the conservation of land, production of renewable energy, reduction in disposal and operational costs, and is looking for a packaged solution that drives value for all parties. Visit www.wastetoenergypartners.com.
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