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File #: ROGC 20-057    Version: 1
Type: Rules Committee Reviews, Recommendations and Approvals Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 2/6/2020 In control: Joint Meeting for the Rules and Open Government Committee and Committee of the Whole
On agenda: 2/12/2020 Final action:
Title: Exploring Procurement of a Polypropylene Plastic Purification and Recycling Plant to Advance Regional Waste Sustainability. (Khamis, Davis, and Foley)
Attachments: 1. Memorandum, 2. Early Consideration Form, 3. Old vs. New Polypropylene Recycling Process

...Title

Exploring Procurement of a Polypropylene Plastic Purification and Recycling Plant to Advance Regional Waste Sustainability. (Khamis, Davis, and Foley)

...Recommendations

1. Direct the City Manager, through the Office of Economic Development as the lead, to initiate the exploration of attracting a Polypropylene Plastic Purification & Recycling Plant (PRP) to the City of San José, in consultation with Planning, Building, and Code Enforcement, Environmental Services, PureCycle Technologies, and any other offices, departments, and private sector entities deemed relevant to this pursuit.

2. Direct Staff to return to the appropriate Committee with periodic updates detailing all progress and any obstacles to this pursuit until the potential facility is either established or no longer deemed feasible, and adopt the following guiding principles in the execution of this recommendation:

a. Placement of the plant shall consider and prioritize the land being vacated adjacent to the San José - Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility.

b. Prospective PureCycle Facility should emulate, and ideally exceed, the processing capability of the PureCycle Technologies facility in Lawrence County, OH (currently the only of its kind).

c. The first update shall contain an economic analysis of the San José/Silicon Valley waste stream.