Trinseo Joins PlasticsEurope Polystyrene Initiative
Trinseo, a global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber, announced today its participation in an industry initiative to identify and develop new recycling solutions that will convert post-consumer polystyrene waste into virgin polystyrene that will meet the most demanding industry standards, including for food-related use.
As a member of this PlasticsEurope Polystyrene initiative, Trinseo is committed to advancing recycling solutions for polystyrene. Trinseo supports an objective, technology-based strategy and vision for the plastics and packaging industry, guided by circular economy principles.
“Proactively advancing polystyrene recycling solutions is a critical task that Trinseo fully supports while adhering to circular economy principles,” said Tim Stedman, Senior Vice President and Business President, Basic Plastics & Feedstocks at Trinseo. “Furthermore, engaging in such an initiative supports Trinseo’s core value of being socially responsible and delivering innovative and sustainable solutions to help our customers solve the most complex materials challenges.”
Focusing on chemical recycling, the PlasticsEurope initiative aims at converting collected post-consumer polystyrene waste into virgin polystyrene. New technologies will enable the incorporation of post-consumer waste into plastic manufacturers' production processes. The target is to generate high-quality polystyrene to meet the most demanding standards, ultimately for food contact applications.
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