Our mission is so much larger than the products we design. We see the reality of plastic waste and its impact on our planet, and truly believe every living being deserves a healthy and abundant future.

At Smart Plastic Technologies, we are changing plastic to better our planet and the future of all its inhabitants.

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ECLIPSE™ Products

Products designed for proper disposal of plastics

Our ECLIPSE™ additive solutions directly support our mission to reduce the environmental impact of plastic by designing products with end-of-life mitigation in mind. Our sustainability solutions are currently produced and shipped globally and drastically mitigate plastic waste without producing microplastics as a final residue.

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SPTek Technology

Protecting the
well-being of people and planet

Our portfolio of performance additives serves to profoundly reduce the harmful environmental impact of plastic.

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The Science Center serves as a digital space where we present completed research, compliance documents, and ongoing product research and development, to support our technology and it's critical role as an essential solution to the current plastic waste crisis.

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Redefining plastic for the circular economy

Established in 2016, Smart Plastic is a leading disruptor in sustainability, waste management, environmental, and human wellness spaces. Learn more about us, our story, our timeline, and our cornerstones as you read on.

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[Buffalo Grove, Ill., Aug. 1] - Smart Plastic Technologies, a pioneering company in sustainable plastic solutions, is delighted to announce the appointment of Jerry Starr as the new chairman of its Board of Directors. Mr. Starr, the visionary CEO of Aargus Plastics, brings decades of expertise and a remarkable track record in the plastic industry to the Smart Plastic team. His outstanding leadership and commitment to innovation align seamlessly with Smart Plastic Technologies' mission to revolutionize the global fight against plastic waste.


Aargus Plastics, Inc., founded in 1959, stands as one of the nation's most versatile low- and high-density polyethylene extruders, printers, converters and recyclers. The company has continually adapted to meet the dynamic needs of its customers while maintaining a strong commitment to sustainability. Their range of recyclable products is custom-made to precise specifications and proudly manufactured in the United States.


Jerry Starr's journey with Aargus began in 1971 when he seized the opportunity to acquire a small plastic bag making company, Aargus Poly Bag in Chicago. Under his stewardship, Aargus Plastics witnessed substantial growth, evolving into a22-extrusion line and flexographic printing powerhouse. Starr's strong vision and unwavering commitment to excellence propelled the company to new heights of success. Alongside his wife, Sherry, and eldest son, Scott, Mr. Starr has steered the thriving family business for over three decades.

"We are thrilled to welcome Jerry Starr as the new Board of Directors chairman,"said Tim Murtaugh, founder and CEO of Smart Plastic Technologies. "His wealth of experience in the plastic industry, along with his passionate pursuit of sustainability, perfectly aligns with our values and vision. With Jerry's guidance and expertise, we are confident that Smart Plastic Technologies will continue to lead the way in transforming plastic waste management."

Earlier this year, Smart Plastic announced its status as a certified BCorp, acknowledging its dedication to combatting the global plastic waste crisis and utilizing its innovative bio-assimilation technologies as a force for good. Its cutting-edge SPTek ECLIPSE™ technology offers a bio-assimilable solution that allows plastic products—including stretch film, shopping bags,food service items and more—to degrade completely, leaving no harmful microplastics behind. This revolutionary technology has empowered the company to develop sustainable product offerings that significantly reduce the environmental impact of plastic materials.


SmartPlastic Technologies looks forward to collaborating with Jerry Starr to driveinnovation and sustainability in the plastic industry.

To learn more about Smart Plastic Technologies, please visit changetheplastic.com.

About Smart Plastic Technologies:

Smart Plastic Technologies is a sustainability disruptor in the waste management, environmental and human wellness sectors, redefining the potential of plastic. The company's goal is to transform plastic into a material that supports a circular economy and a regeneration model for the planet and its inhabitants. Smart Plastic Technologies' advanced technologies enhance the beneficial properties of plastic while significantly reducing its environmental impact. All products are 100% recyclable, FDA-approved and designed for the circular economy.

Press Contacts:

Chuck Morris
Director of Marketing and Public Relations

Tim Murtaugh
CEO and Founder

Robin Misir
Senior Vice President

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Smart Plastic Technologies Showcases Breakthrough SPTek ECLIPSE Bioassimilation Solutions at the National Restaurant Association Show 2023  (North Building Booth #5628)

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