Taking The “Single” Out Of Single Use

We enable a circular economy for food-contact packaging through chemically recycled polystyrene


Being lightweight, durable, hygienic and affordable, polystyrene is a great choice for food packaging as it extends the shelf life of food, keeping it fresher and safer. Due to its unique chemical properties, polystyrene is particularly well suited for recycling.

To maximise this intrinsic value so that it is not lost forever, we are converting post-consumer polystyrene waste, back into its building block styrene monomer, through a process called depolymerisation. This can be reused again to make new polystyrene products. With high quality and without any impurities.

Depolymerisation of polystyrene

Circular Economy Graphic

During the next cycles, the material will continue to contribute to lightweight solutions, enjoy a new life as a yoghurt cup or a food tray, and help conserve and extend the life of food once again.

Together with leading-edge technology companies, INEOS Styrolution is revolutionising the recycling of polystyrene is therefore building a circular economy for polystyrene and prevent it from being incinerated or ending up in landfill.

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Follow the journey of a yoghurt cup and learn more about recycling of polystyrene through depolymerisation.

Watch how the technical and chemical process of depolymerisation of polystyrene works.

Watch the step-by-step demonstration of the viability of high-purity mechanical recycling of polystyrene.

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You want to achieve sustainability for your polystyrene products?

We are the leading, global styrenics supplier with a focus on styrene monomer, polystyrene, ABS standard and styrenic specialties. We strive to provide sustainable solutions to our customers and end-consumers such as producing high-quality products from recycled materials and offering the integration of renewable feedstock as a replacement for fossil fuel.

To learn more about our sustainable offerings, please contact Dr. Ralf Leinemann, Global Manager PR & Marketing Communications. He will identify the right specialist for the topic you are interested in.
Ralf Leinemann
Dr. Ralf Leinemann, Global Manager PR & Marketing Communications