Press Releases | November 04, 2021

Corning Joins the Cyclyx Consortium

PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire, USA, November 3, 2021 – Cyclyx International, a consortium-based plastic feedstock management company with a mission to increase the recycling rate of plastic from 10% to 90%, has announced that Corning Incorporated, one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science, has joined as the newest member. With an initial focus on creating more circular pathways for plastics in the U.S. life sciences industry, Corning’s membership in the consortium will open up opportunities for increased landfill diversion by improving the recycling rate for its products used in life sciences research, liquid handing, and bioprocessing. Christie McCarthy, Director of Sustainability for Corning Life Sciences, will represent the company on the executive advisory board.

Corning has pledged to enhance manufacturing waste strategies across its sites by 2025 and initiated a partnership in 2020 with the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute to develop a formal waste management program. As a member of Cyclyx, Corning will gain access to services that include the design and execution of programs to expand collection of plastic waste from manufacturing, while also offering customers a path to recycle post-use plastics via Cyclyx’s ISCC PLUS certified process.

“By combining Cyclyx’s feedstock management technology with Corning’s extensive U.S. supply chain and knowledge of life sciences plastics, we can work together to make a circular economy for the life sciences industry a reality,” said McCarthy. “We look forward to bringing our passion for invention and innovation to the advisory board to help reimagine how post-use plastic consumables can become regenerative cradle-to-cradle products.”

“We’re excited to welcome Corning to the Cyclyx consortium,” stated Joe Vaillancourt, CEO of Cyclyx. “Corning is a brand that has been at the forefront of industry-leading innovation for more than 170 years. The company’s commitment to developing sustainable, more circular pathways for its products is admirable and, as a member company, the company will help drive our mission of increasing the recycling rate of plastic from 10% to 90%.”


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About Cyclyx International, LLC.

Cyclyx International, LLC. (“Cyclyx”) is a post-use plastic feedstock management company working with industry participants to develop innovative recycling solutions for all types of post-use plastics. The company’s mission is to increase the recycling rate of plastics from 10% to 90% by using Cyclyx’s expertise in understanding the chemical composition of post-use plastic in collaboration with industry partners to create a new, innovative supply chain. Cyclyx was founded by Agilyx Corporation ("Agilyx"), a leader in advanced chemical recycling, together with ExxonMobil Chemical Company, one of the largest chemical companies in the world. Cyclyx has been formed to be a consortium-based entity and since its founding there have been a growing number of companies joining its membership. For more information, visit us at

About Corning Incorporated

Corning ( is one of the world's leading innovators in materials science, with a 170-year track record of life-changing inventions. Corning applies its unparalleled expertise in glass science, ceramic science, and optical physics along with its deep manufacturing and engineering capabilities to develop category-defining products that transform industries and enhance people's lives. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in RD&E, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and deep, trust-based relationships with customers who are global leaders in their industries. Corning's capabilities are versatile and synergistic, which allows the company to evolve to meet changing market needs, while also helping its customers capture new opportunities in dynamic industries. Today, Corning's markets include optical communications, mobile consumer electronics, display, automotive, and life sciences.