Nexus Circular and Dow Announce Plans to Build New Advanced Recycling Facility in Dallas, TX, Expediting Circular Plastics Production in USA

The new facility will process and convert over 26,000 MTs of previously non-recycled plastics into high-quality circular feedstocks to accelerate sustainable virgin plastics production.

June 21, 2022 – Dow (NYSE: DOW) and Nexus Circular announced today that they have signed a detailed
letter of intent (LOI) for Dow to secure the production output of a newly constructed advanced recycling
facility in Dallas, Texas. The new facility will process and convert over 26,000 MTs annually of previously
non-recycled plastic into circular feedstock that will be delivered back to Dow as a raw material to
create new, recycled plastics for food-contact, health, hygiene, and fitness applications.
The LOI builds on Dow and Nexus Circular’s initial joint effort as the chosen Advanced Recycler for the
Hefty® EnergyBag® program, launched in collaboration between Dow, Reynolds Consumer Products and
others, to collect hard-to-recycle plastics at residential curbside to convert them into valued resources.
The announcement marks an evolution of the companies’ deepening partnership, from converting hard-
to-recycle plastics into energy, to now converting circular feedstock into actual plastic products, making
the material truly circular.
Nexus Circular is a commercial leader in advanced recycling that uses a proprietary process and pyrolysis
(high temperature decomposition) technology to transform waste plastics into high-quality circular
feedstocks its partners use in the production of circular polymers. Nexus Circular has optimized the
technology to create a highly efficient, economic, commercial and scalable system for delivering cost-
effective, high quality and environmentally friendly circular products for its partners and customers. In
2020, Nexus Circular was named a grant recipient of Dow’s Business Impact Fund for the development
of pre-processing to incorporate post-consumer, hard-to-recycle plastics collected through the Hefty®
EnergyBag® program in Cobb County, GA.
This current expansion of the Dow-Nexus collaboration into Dallas, among other locations, will result in
the further collection and conversion of landfill-bound plastics into plastic products that will be used in
consumer applications, thereby closing the used plastics loop. The program builds on the impact of the
Hefty® EnergyBag® which has diverted over 1,800 tons of hard-to-recycle plastics from landfills to date.
“Expanding our past, scaled success with Nexus to drive production of high-quality circular feedstocks,
the new facility in Dallas marks an important step in meeting unmet market demand for circular plastics
in Texas and other markets,” said Manav Lahoti, Global Sustainability Director for Hydrocarbons at Dow.
“We now have an even greater opportunity to close the loop on Dow’s materials through the delivery of
Nexus’ circular products back to our plants, further accelerating progress toward our 2030 goal to
enable 1 million metric tons of plastic to be collected, reused or recycled.”
Clint Thompson, Nexus Circular’s Chief Commercial Officer added, “We are excited for the next phase of
our growing partnership with Dow to build on our joint efforts to extend the life of used plastics. With
this meaningful LOI, we’ll be better positioned to collect and convert more landfill-bound waste plastics
into new materials using advanced recycling in markets worldwide.”

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Jodie Morgan

CEO

Jodie Morgan

CEO

Jodie brings over 30 years of manufacturing leadership experience, having built and led 5 companies as CEO/President and 3 of those companies with an ESG focus.

Most recently, Jodie served as the CEO of GreenMantra Technologies, a privately-held early- stage advanced recycler of waste plastics to specialty waxes. Previously, she was President of Pinova, a PE-backed manufacturer of specialty chemicals from renewable resources.

Currently, she serves on the boards of NanoXplore (TSX) and Bartek Ingredients (PE backed) and is active with The National Association of Corporate Directors and The Women Corporate Directors.

Jodie earned degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Delaware and holds an MBA in Finance from West Chester University of Pennsylvania.