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Republic Services-Blue Polymers Establishes Indianapolis, Indiana, Operations

Environmental services company Republic Services, Inc. and Blue Polymer will establish operations in Indianapolis, Indiana. The $150 million project is expected to create approximately 125 jobs.

The new 286,000-square-feet plastics recycling complex will house an advanced polymer production facility to advance plastics circularity and supply recycled materials for use in sustainable packaging and other applications. Operations are scheduled for late 2024.

"Through our Polymer Center network and Blue Polymers partnership, we're helping customers achieve their ambitious recycled content goals by producing high-quality recycled plastics," said Pete Keller, Republic Services vice president of recycling and sustainability. "As a leader in the environmental services industry and one of the nation's largest recyclers, Republic Services is uniquely positioned to advance plastics circularity and the region's circular economy while supporting Indianapolis' vision for a more resilient future."

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) committed up to $2 million in incentive-based tax credits and up to $100,000 in workforce-training grants to Republic Services, based on the company's investment and job creation plans. The IEDC will also commit up to $4 million in Hoosier Business Investment tax credits, which are designed to help companies invest in smart manufacturing and new technologies.

"We are grateful that Republic Services and Blue Polymers chose Indiana for such an innovative recycling complex, and as a state we are well-positioned to set them up for success and growth well into the future," noted Indiana Secretary of Commerce David Rosenberg. "This venture is another example of Republic's commitment to sustainability and will boost quality of life in central Indiana while creating high-quality career opportunities for Hoosiers."

Republic Services, Inc. is a North American waste disposal company whose services include non-hazardous solid waste collection, waste transfer, waste disposal, recycling, and energy services. The company recently announced the Blue Polymers joint venture, which will further purify recycled plastics from Republic's Polymer Centers.

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