Plastic-Recycling Plant to Convert Energy to Electricity Moved to Oneida Land in Wisconsin


Oneida Seven Generations Corp. may build a new waste-to-energy recycling plant on the Oneida Tribe of Indians’ reservation in Outagamie County, Wisconsin. But the location is sparking some apprehension among tribal members who worry the industrial operation will have negative environmental effects on the “pristine” land, as Tribal Chairman Ed Delgado described it.

“It’s beautiful and it’s clean and it’s pure,” Delgado told greenbaypressgazette.com of the plot of tribal land for the proposed operation. He added that he's not necessarily opposed to it. “I’m not saying I’m against it. I have questions about it.”

Oneida Seven Generations Corp. lost a court battle to start a site in Green Bay, so the tribal company turned to the reservation in the city of Oneida.

The proposed facility would strictly process plastic and convert the energy into electricity.