Circular Polymers

Our Story

In a major advance for the recycling industry and the circular economy, industry veteran David Bender formed Circular Polymers by Ascend to supply post-consumer resin to various industries. Circular Polymers also produces a high-quality feedstock for the chemical recycling industry. Circular Polymers by Ascend transforms post-consumer carpet destined for landfill. Circular Polymers by Ascend’s newly expanded facility in Lincoln, California can process some 45 million pounds of carpet per year, with plans to expand further.

Our Team

David Bender

Chief Executive Officer

David has a deep knowledge and passion for recycling. He has owned, operated or advised four separate reclamation companies. He was the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Perpetual Recycling Solutions, the leading U.S. provider of food grade recycled PET flake in Richmond, IN. He owned and was chief executive of Pure Tech Plastics in Farmingdale, NY. He advised on the start-up of Geo-Tech Polymers in Waverly, OH and a distressed reclaimer, Plastic Reclamation Partners, in Chicago, IL.

Prior to recycling, David was CEO of HAVI Global Solutions a $5 billion organization comprising three divisions focused on packaging, supply chain management and marketing execution. David was also CEO of The Marketing, a $600 million global marketing, promotion and advertising company.

David is a graduate of Northwestern University.