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ExxonMobil selected Baytown as the location of its first large-scale plastic waste recycling facility and plans to be in operation by the end of 2022, according to a company statement Monday.

ExxonMobil selected Baytown as the location of its first large-scale plastic waste recycling facility and plans to be in operation by the end of 2022, according to a company statement Monday.

A trial of the company’s process for converting plastic waste into raw materials, also in Baytown, has successfully recycled more than 1,000 metric tons of plastic waste, the equivalent of 200 million grocery bags, the statement said.

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