Students Create Clean Energy While Eliminating Plastics From Landfills

"PlasTek" Eco-Friendly Compound to Decompose Landfill Plastics and Convert to Clean Energy

Sep 17, 2013, 05:00 ET from Inviroment LLC

PROVO, Utah, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Inviroment has developed a new patent-pending compound called PlasTek™ that solves landfill space capacity problems by decomposing plastics in 12–36 months once sprayed onto garbage in a landfill —a process that would normally take thousands of years to occur. By means of methane gas capture, PlasTek™ also helps produce enough green energy to power as many as 4,000 more homes per landfill each year. This would reduce CO2 emissions by 68 million pounds annually per landfill– the equivalent of CO2 emissions from 34 million gallons of gasoline every year.  This student start-up is currently raising funds through an Indiegogo campaign and could use the public's support to advance the research and get the technology market ready.


The team experts at Inviroment seem to have found a perfect solution for both the environmentalist and the capitalist, turning garbage in to money. According to EPA, more than 91% of plastics in the USA end up in landfills despite best recycling efforts. Plastics occupy 20 - 24% of landfill volume and take millennia to decompose on their own–leaving cities and counties with crowded landfill problems and ever increasing expenses to manage the garbage.

Inviroment estimates PlasTek™ will produce enough space savings and green energy to generate more than a 136% ROI for landfills. PlasTek™ is a non-toxic, eco-friendly solution that works by accelerating the decomposition of all plastics in landfills so they can later be digested by the naturally occurring bacteria which produce methane as a byproduct. Inviroment will sell PlasTek™ to the nearly 600 landfills that already have methane-to-energy collection systems in place, thus minimizing our waste footprint while producing clean energy to power homes. "PlasTek will revolutionize the industry" said a Utah landfill gas contractor familiar with the project. Dwayne Woolley, General Manager of the Trans-Jordan Landfill said "This is an idea worth pursuing".

The Department of Energy (DOE) recently awarded Inviroment with a $100,000 grant for the development of PlasTek™ as they see the impact this will have on our environment and our economy. This technology is a great advancement in landfill management and green energy.

Inviroment is in its advanced stages of developing a final product to help save our planet and they can use your help with a donation through their Indiegogo campaign going live on Sep 10:

Inviroment LLC, was founded in January 2013 composed of Brigham Young University Students and other seasoned professionals that want to be good stewards of the environment by developing waste management technologies that improve the environment in a fiscally responsible way. Inviroment has developed a patent-pending compound that will decompose all types of plastics in landfills while creating more space and clean renewable energy at the same time. Inviroment plans to partner with major industry leaders in making this world a greener place. 

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