TITUS MRF SERVICES' PATENTED
SECONDARY MATERIAL RECOVERY PROCESS

TITUS MRF SERVICES' PATENTED
SECONDARY MATERIAL RECOVERY PROCESS

TITUS SECONDARY MRF

IMPACT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY

Secondary Material Recovery Facility

Titus MRF Services is seeking $40M to build a network of Secondary Material Recovery Facilities that will profitably and sustainably improve recovery of recyclable materials and provide environmental benefits including increased landfill diversion, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and prevention of plastics polluting our oceans.

ABOUT

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Over the past six years, we have proven our patented Secondary MRF Process at our 1,200 ton per month demonstration facility in Los Angeles, California. The facility processes mixed plastics and residue from MRFs throughout the state of California, as well as rejects from PET reclamation mills.

HOW IT WORKS

SECONDARY MATERIAL RECOVERY FACILITIES

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Secondary MRFs aggregate low-volume and difficult-to-recycle materials along with machine yield losses from a regional network of existing MRFs to reach the critical mass necessary to justify investments in automated technologies for sorting by material type. This allows us to increase diversion from landfill and reduce greenhouse gas generation by displacing virgin materials with recycled content.


Secondary MRFs also provide a domestic sorting solution for mixed plastics, thereby eliminating our reliance on export markets and reducing the potential for leakage to the marine environment

WHO BENEFITS

MUNICIPALITIES & RESIDENTS

  • Provides “Blue Bin Accountability” and data to
    encourage product stewardship
  • Reduces environmental impacts
  • Improves recycling/diversion rates
  • Creates domestic clean technology jobs

MATERIAL RECOVERY FACILITIES (MRFs)

  • Increases operational flexibility
  • Decreases reliance on export markets
  • Extends ability to adapt to the “evolving ton"
  • Reduces costs associated with machine yield loss
  • Shares revenue from material sales with MRFs

DOWNSTREAM MILLS / PROCESSORS

  • Increases availability of high-quality feedstock
  • Produces feedstock that meets domestic mill requirements
  • Processes mill rejects to improve overall yield
  • Reacts quickly to support new businesses

BRAND OWNERS & PACKAGING PRODUCERS

  • Adapts to and facilitates introduction of new packaging
    formats and/or materials
  • Creates markets for low-volume materials
  • Provides a cost-effective pathway to product stewardship

IMPACT

IMPACT OF THREE SECONDARY MRFS ON THE WEST COAST:

  • Blue Bin Accountability for ~25 million consumers!
  • Extends existing MRFs ability to adapt to the “ever changing” blue bin
  • Conserves valuable resources and reduces need for virgin materials
  • Reduces greenhouse gas generation by 330,000 tons CO2eq
  • Reduces leakage to the marine environment by managing mixed materials domestically
  • Creates 138 direct clean technology jobs
  • Provides data to encourage product stewardship


Secondary MRFs assure that all materials placed in the blue bin can be tracked either to a reclamation mill or, in the case of contamination, non-program materials, or materials for which there is currently not a market, to a properly regulated disposal site. We call this "Blue Bin Accountability" and it’s accomplished by restricting the export of materials not sorted by material type and processing this material domestically, at a Secondary MRF or similar facility, which is located within a properly regulated waste management system. 

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IN THE NEWS

Portland Portable Secondary MRF Demo

Material Recovery Facility (MRF) Residue for Titus Portable Secondary MRF project in Portland, OR.

Plastics Recycling Update - June 19, 2019

Project provides deeper plastic sort of one city's stream

by Dan Leif

 

A handful of industry groups and plastics producers are teaming up on  a 60-day effort to try to capture a wider variety of materials from the  flow of curbside recyclables in Portland, Ore.


The effort, announced this morning, will bring a “secondary sorting  system” from Titus MRF Services to a materials recovery facility in the  Portland area run by Far West Recycling. Material from four other MRFs  in the region will also be sent to the site.

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Processing Mixed Plastics & MRF Residue

Titus Secondary MRF Demonstration Facility in Los Angeles, CA.

Waste Dive - April 22, 2019

Why one California facility gladly processes mixed plastics and MRF residuals

by Cole Rosengren


At a time when MRFs are struggling to capture more value from  incoming streams, the solution has often been to spend money on new  equipment or reduce service options for customers. However, Titus MRF  Services believes it has found another way.


The company has been working for seven years to prove out its  "secondary MRF" prototype in Los Angeles, with the goal of building  multiple facilities along the West Coast.

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First Steps for Secondary Processors

Recycled Plastic Flakes. Titus Secondary MRF recovers and provides baled plastic for recycling.

Resource Recycling - October 10, 2016

First steps for Secondary Processors

by Mike Verespej 

 

There are promising signs that the plastics recycling industry in  North America is beginning to develop an infrastructure to recover  plastics other than PET and HDPE.


A variety of different companies are starting to  scale up operations that focus on sorting out polypropylene and other  plastic resins that have long been disregarded. These plants are aiming  to show that even in a time of depressed markets, there’s economic  viability in digging deeper into the plastics stream.

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