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Regreen Research and Development - Hesperia
Independent Material Recycling Facility
With approval from the Local Enforcement Agency of Southern California and an agreement from one of the largest independent material recycling facilities (“MRF”) in Southern California, Regreen is permitted to install and operate its 1TPH waste material processing system in Hesperia California. The facility is in the initial stages of installation, and operations with preliminary testing on the pellet output are currently being done. The site will act as a research and development project to collect valuable data and demonstrate its capability to comply with new regulations of California Bill SB 1383. Landfills are the third largest source of methane in California with organic waste in landfills emitting 20% of the States' methane which is a super pollutant 84 times more potent than carbon dioxide. They also emit air pollutants like PM2.5 which is associated with the greatest proportion of adverse health effects related to air pollution. Organics like food scraps, yard trimmings, paper, and cardboard make up half of what Californians dump in landfills. SB 1383 sets robust requirements for organic waste diversion and management, with a lofty goal of diverting approximately 20 million tons of annual food waste by 2025.
The Regreen technology converts municipal solid waste and organic waste into a non-waste pellet suitable for conversion to high-yield commodities that can be resold to multiple marketable solutions.
Astras’ goal for this installation is to expand to commercial scale, starting with a single 15 TPH system becoming a reliable source for a variety of feedstock supply, while establishing the MRF as the first MRF in North America to be 95% divergent from the landfill. The by-product of the permanent installation of this technology will result in a lower carbon footprint, scaled collection and processing for neighboring communities, a significant reduction to the MRF’s bottom-line costs due to lower tipping fees than the customary landfill expense, and production of valuable commodities to be sold both domestically and internationally. Astra has laid groundwork with many state and municipal governmental entities, both in the U.S. and internationally, and is poised to become the standard waste remediation solution in the world, responsibly contributing to the United Nations Sustainability Goals.