BioCellection’s Partnership with GreenWaste Recovery


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.

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 (Picture), and professional specialist Jason Moore, all based in the firm’s Los Angeles office.

Involved fees earner: TaeSoo Sean Kim – Nixon Peabody LLP; Seth Levy – Nixon Peabody LLP; Jason Moore – Nixon Peabody LLP;

Law Firms: Nixon Peabody LLP;

Clients: BioCellection Inc.;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti