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
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.
Multiple research projects, analyses and assessments have proven that circular economy for polystyrene in commercial use is now reality. And with an impressive reduction in its carbon footprint.
Read more about the results