Brian Bauer, Co-Founder, President and CEO with Dario Sattui.

The Resynergi Process with Dario Sattui

How many people realize that there is an island of trash – mostly discarded plastic – in the Pacific Ocean that is 3 times the size of France, a large European country? 8,000,000 metric tons of discarded plastic escapes into the ocean EVERY YEAR! That is the equivalent of placing five garbage bags full of trash on every foot of coastline around the world. This plastic is killing sea life and birds at an alarming rate.

How many of you realize that plastic production rose from 2.3 million tons in 1950 to 448,000,000 million tons by 2015?  Production is expected to double to 896,000,000 tons by 2050.

Plastic contains additives which makes it unable to break down for 400 years or more.

Half of all plastics ever manufactured have been made in the last 15 years.  Landfills are overflowing with waste plastic.

China has now refused to take our unwanted plastic into its country as it used to several years ago.


As I deeply care about our environment I have invested in a company, Resynergi of Santa Rosa, California, which will take most discarded plastic and turn it into energy and/or chemicals for making new virgin plastics without harming the environment in the process.  This process is called CMAP, Continuous Microwave Assisted Pyrolysis.

Brian Bauer and Dario Sattui with plastic recently pulled from the ocean.

Discarded plastic is collected and heat of 1000 degrees Fahrenheit is applied in an oxygen free environment causing the solid material to form a gas.  The gas in then cooled into a liquid product (fuel) or it can made into new plastic.

I am hopeful that we can solve the plastic problem.  Otherwise, we will have a very contaminated environment which may not be worth living in.