Nixon Peabody client BioCellection partners with the City of San Jose and GreenWaste Recovery in innovative plastic recycling pilot

August 28, 2018

Media Relations Manager
Geneva Youel

Los Angeles, CA. Nixon Peabody client BioCellection has partnered with the City of San Jose and GreenWaste Recovery on a pilot program aimed at developing solutions for hard-to-recycle plastics.

BioCellection’s technology turns plastics into renewable chemicals that can be used to make paints and coatings, automotive parts, apparel, electronics, solvents, and fragrances. The Menlo Park–based startup targets plastics landfilled because they’re soiled, recycling markets are limited or don’t exist, or mechanical sorting of certain post-consumer plastics isn’t efficient or economical.

The Nixon Peabody team drafted and negotiated the agreement with BioCellection and GreenWaste Recovery, which provides recycling-based hauling and processing services, and the City of San Jose, the largest city in Northern California and the 10th largest city in the nation.

“We are very pleased with our first pilot program with a major city,” said Miranda Wang, co-founder and CEO of BioCellection. “The Nixon Peabody team was instrumental in both drafting this deal and developing our IP portfolio.”

The three-phase pilot will focus on polyethylene (PE), including plastics No. 2, No. 4 and most film plastics, which make up a substantial amount of municipal residual waste stream. BioCellection expects to be in full-scale production by next spring.

The Nixon Peabody team consisted of associate Sean Kim, partner Seth Levy, and professional specialist Jason Moore, all based in the firm’s Los Angeles office.

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