Becky Edwards, for Continuus Material Recovery
Continuus Material Recovery Acquires ReWall to Meet Rising Demand for Sustainable Building Materials
The move delivers a large-scale solution to impending waste and recycling challenges
HOUSTON, TX – (June 26, 2018) – With China closing its doors to U.S. recyclables, tens of thousands of tons of paper and plastic no longer have a clear path to reuse and are being sent to landfills. By acquiring the manufacturing assets of Des Moines-based ReWall Company, Continuus Materials Recovery is poised to create an entirely new value network in construction building materials along with ushering in a new era for recycling.
To address the rising consumer demand for durable sustainable building materials and corporate zero waste goals, Continuus is taking post-consumer and post-industrial mixed paper and plastic destined for landfill and manufacturing them through a proprietary process into 4’x8’ building material boards for exterior wall and commercial roofs.
This new product will be a welcome opportunity for companies committed to zero waste goals. By using Continuus roof cover boards for their large commercial roof projects, companies will qualify for waste diversion volumes as an offset towards their zero-waste reporting. Continuus boards are an advanced engineered composite building material that are extremely durable, ideal for superior building envelope performance.
“Throughout its history, ReWall has been a terrific example of innovative entrepreneurial spirit and we are grateful to bring their energy and drive into the Continuus team,” said Carl Rush, CEO, Continuus Material Recovery. “With this acquisition we can accelerate waste reduction opportunities through low cost, easily implementable solutions and generate a universal sustainable raw material for a multitude of new products. Design and engineering is underway for an even larger facility where we will be producing hundreds of millions of board feet of building materials, and then we’ll move into other areas. In the end, millions of tons of waste won’t end up in landfills.”
“When I was running the recycling program for the state of California we really didn’t have large enough markets for recycled material,” said Bridgett Luther, former President of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. “Continuus has proven they can take mixed paper and plastics and use them to make products and create jobs here in the United States. That’s what recycling is really all about—closing the loop. Not just collecting the materials but turning them into products that can be used over and over.”
About Continuus Material Recovery
Continuus Material Recovery, LLC is a Houston, TX-based waste to resources company that operates the largest waste separation facility in the country. The company’s mission is to capture and extract the valuable components that are discarded in waste streams and manufacture new sustainable products. The company is leveraging over a decade of development of waste separation and processing technologies targeted at disrupting the recycling industry. The proprietary technologies developed by Continuus hold the promise of making closed loop recycling work at a scale never seen before. www.continuusmaterials.com