Vartega, Alchemy Bicycle Co. team up for carbon fiber recycling

Alchemy will provide Vartega with its scrap carbon fiber for recycling in Vartega's chemistry-based recycling process.

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Denver-based custom bicycle frame builder Alchemy Bicycle Co and Vartega Carbon Fiber Recycling (Denver, Colo.) have entered into a joint recycling agreement where Alchemy will provide Vartega with its scrap carbon fiber for recycling in Vartega's chemistry-based recycling process. This allows Alchemy to divert hundreds of pounds of scrap from landfill every year. Alchemy is also looking at ways to incorporate recycled carbon fiber into its bikes and find ways to incorporate it back into their supply chain.

“We are very excited to work with Alchemy in recycling their carbon fiber manufacturing scrap. No matter how efficient their manufacturing process is, there are always scraps left over, so we are happy that Alchemy is as excited as we are to keep that material out of the landfill. Alchemy builds amazing bikes to enjoy the outdoors so it’s important to preserve our planet by not cluttering it with unnecessary waste,” says Josh Gary, vice president of operations at Vartega Carbon Fiber Recycling.