The alternative elerGreen process allows the use of alternative reactants, which are often derived from chemical wastes themselves. This facilitates the waste management operation for elerGreen.

For instance, ethylene glycol is well-known to be the toxic chemicals in paint sludge. With extraction equipment, ethylene glycol can be enriched from paint sludge upstream to be used for polymerization into polyethylene glycol.

The overall effect is the waste valorization converting hazardous wastes into valuable useful products, at low cost, low environmental footprint yet at industrial scale.