Transforming Waste Into Resources

The Waste Problem is Massive

  • 9,000,000,000 tons of plastic products, most of them single use, have been produced since the 1950s.

  • By 2050, landfills will contain 3,200,000,000 tons of plastic.

  • There are approximately 5,000,000,000,000 plastic pieces in the world’s oceans.

  • There is a push by several states and municipal governments to “ban” and/or address EPS plastic waste that is expected to surpass 23,500,000 tons by the end of the next year (in the U.S. alone, citizens throw away 25,000,000,000 Styrofoam coffee cups each year).

  • China has placed limitations on processing plastic waste from western countries, and our landfill storage is inadequate.

But, Everyone’s Trash Can Be All Of Our Treasure

  • At Olvad, we’re not willing to accept the bill of goods that are being sold to our children and grandchildren that all hope is lost, that their environment is irrecoverably damaged, that their futures are doomed. We have created solutions to break the “take it, make it, trash it” mentality. Instead, we’re transforming waste into resources.

  • OLVAD is breaking the linear economy and empowering communities to shift to reuse economies, where plastic and styrofoam waste is collected and given a second life.

  • We do this with an exclusive, proven, and scalable technology to transform plastic and/or styrofoam waste into reusable, recyclable materials that are currently helping the transportation industry move away from wooden pallets that are usually used once and then discarded into landfills or burned for firewood (which can release harmful chemicals).

Why Olvad

  • OLVAD’s breakthrough technology combines plastic and/or Styrofoam waste in addition to fibrous materials to create pallets that surpass the quality and ease-of-use of wooden pallets while reducing the annual hardwood harvest that is currently dedicated to wooden pallet production. The process combines plastics and/or styrofoam with post-consumer carpet. Olvad then implements a patented process to blend those thermoplastics with non-melting fibers such as nylon, polyester (PET), hemp, etc. which can be drawn from a variety of sources. 

  • While other plastic pallet manufacturers tend to rely on virgin and/or very specific types of plastic (for example, only milk jugs) that are not sourced from landfills, Olvad is the only company that:  

  • Utilizes any type of plastic (including with labels still on) and/or styrofoam waste in its pallets 

  • Can source raw materials for its pallets from landfills and therefore address a huge and growing problem for state and municipal governments 

  • Produce pallets that truly contribute to the circular economy in that they are created from recycled materials and are also fully recyclable

 

Olvad’s pallets have a myriad of benefits over wooden pallets, including:

  • No-swelling, rotting, or molding

  • Waterproof

  • Non-slip surface

  • No splitting or cracking

  • Use of only recycled materials that are also 100% recyclable

  • Lifespan of 10+ years

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