BEN is tackling pyrolysis in Ohio!

Plastic pyrolysis is a toxic, plastic burning technology being marketed by the plastics industry as “advanced recycling,” “chemical recycling,” “waste-to-fuel recycling,” “plastic-to-fuel recycling,” and many more names.

This technology is highly polluting, emitting known carcinogens into the air that many Ohioans breathe.

The main goal? To turn plastics into fuel by any means necessary. Contrary to what the industry may write, plastic burning is fake recycling and it is a scam.

See above for existing, proposed, and under construction pyrolysis facilities in the state.

Does your community live near one of these facilities? Take a look at our communities list for site-by-site information.

BEN’s Approach

BEN’s approach is firmly grounded in community-centered organizing. We prioritize providing technical and scientific expertise, logistical support, strategizing, organizing training, and educational opportunities for community members interested in taking action on this issue.

Communities Affected by Pyrolysis

Akron

Akron is home to Alterra Energy, the oldest pyrolysis facility in Ohio.

Dayton

Dayton is the proposed site for a new agricultural pyrolysis facility owned by NextGeneration Fuel.

Hebron

Hebron has a site under construction owned by Freepoint Eco-Systems, affecting Licking County.

Ironton

Ironton hosts Ohio’s PureCycle Technologies facility, established in 2018 and still not in commercial production.

Jeffersonville

Jeffersonville is the proposed home for a PTTGCA pyrolysis facility.

Lowellville

Lowellville is the proposed future home for a SOBE Energy Solutions tire processing facility.

Youngstown

Youngstown is the proposed home for a tire pyrolysis facility owned by SOBE Energy Solutions.

BEN Resources

Radon Testing Fact Sheet

Print the data collected from various well pads across Ohio. Read the Radon Testing results. If you have questions regarding this material, please utilize our CONTACT page and we'd be happy to assist.

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Brine Fact Sheet

Brine is radioactive waste from oil and gas production. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has confirmed tests of dangerously high levels of radium 226 and 228 in brine from oil and gas production wells. Brine is used on some Ohio roads as a deicer and...

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