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Events Bring Local Conservation Groups, City and State Dignitaries
and Communities to Help Keep Our Oceans Clean

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, ByFusion unveiled a remarkable solution to the plastic waste
crisis to celebrate World Oceans Day. The ByFusion Blocker converts 100
percent of plastic waste into an advanced building material called
ByBlock, diverting it from landfills and the environment. The Blocker
can process any type of plastic without needing to clean, sort, or
process it first, using steam and compression to reshape it into a
product that is the same size of a common cinder-block but does not
crack or crumble.

In honor of World Oceans Day, ByFusion is assembling a lifeguard tower
made with ByBlock on the sand at Bruce’s Beach in Manhattan Beach,
Calif. to show how plastic can be put to better use than becoming an
environmental hazard. ByBlocks consist of plastic classifications 3-7,
types that are currently unrecyclable and end up in our landfills and
oceans, and surfboard foam waste, provided by Channel Islands Surfboards
and Sustainable Surf.

At the event, California State Senator Ben Allen will speak at 11:45 am.
Manhattan Beach Mayor Nancy Hersman will also present and a Sr. Field
Representative from Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi’s office will be in
attendance, along with local pro surfer Alex Gray, and beach cleanup
participants organized by Heal the Bay and the South Bay Boardriders

Coinciding with this project, ByFusion has donated ByBlocks made with
marine debris and derelict fishing nets collected off the beaches of
Kauai, Hawaii by the local Surfrider Foundation chapter to build a
permanent school pavilion at The Island School in Lihue, Kauai,
supported by Schmidt
Marine Technology Partners

The lifeguard tower in Los Angeles and the school pavilion in Kauai will
be the first-ever structures built in the United States, collectively
diverting 3.5 tons of plastic waste from our landfills and oceans.

“We have been working hard over the past several years to develop an
innovative system to help the recycling industry address the plastic
waste crisis by being able to recycle plastics that were previously
considered unrecyclable,” said ByFusion CEO Heidi Kujawa. “We are
excited to finally be ready to bring it to the world, starting with this
event on World Oceans Day as well as a broader reach into the United
States later this year.”

Today, there are 8.3 billion tons of plastic in the world and less than
nine percent of it is recycled. As municipalities and waste management
facilities struggle to keep up with the increased demands of plastic
waste, ByFusion is poised to enter the market with an innovative
solution that enables them to keep plastic from entering landfills and
the oceans by turning it into a product that not only helps the
environment but is a sustainable building material.

For more information on the World Oceans Day, please see the event link:

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ByFusion® is an innovative manufacturing company committed to preserving
the recycling industry, protecting the environment and giving plastic a
new life by reshaping its future.

A certified B Corporation, and an essential cog in the wheel of a
circular economy, ByFusion has a patented process that converts all
types of plastic waste into an advanced building material called
ByBlock®. ByFusion’s recycling solution enables communities,
corporations and governments to realize a cleaner world while creating
jobs, improving infrastructure and revitalizing neighborhoods. Companies
that have recognized ByFusion with distinctions and awards include Fast
Company’s World Changing Ideas 2019
, the 1% for the Planet 2018
Business Member Innovation of the Year
award, the 2016
Waste Dive Most Disruptive Innovation of the Year Award
, and a 2015
Northeast CleanTech Open Semi-Finalist.


Kirsten Woodard
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Ashton Maxfield
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