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PLASTICS PLAY A VITAL ROLE IN OUR MODERN, DAILY LIVES

Often misunderstood, styrenics such as polystyrene are indeed, a highly engineered and valuable material. They drive energy savings and are essential for ensuring the continued safety and innovation across multiple industries.

VERSATILE AND ESSENTIAL: PS, POLYSTYRENE IS RECYCLABLE  

Polystyrene is a versatile and sustainable material solution for a circular economy. Join Poly in the three below videos as she discovers the more than 90-year journey of polystyrene, learns about the many interesting and essential material applications that use styrenics, including polystyrene every day, and discovers four new recycling technologies that help to make a circular economy for polystyrene possible. PS, polystyrene is recyclable. 

CELEBRATING 90 YEARS OF POLYSTYRENE, A HISTORY IN THE MAKING 

The year 2021 marks the 90th year since the invention of the first ready-to-use polystyrene. It may seem that this material, so indispensable to our modern way-of-life, is a recent, modern-age invention, but in fact the polystyrene we know today, actually came of age, in 1931. And, its beginnings go back even further - all the way back to 1839!   



POLYSTYRENE, A ONE-OF-A-KIND DESIGN, MADE FOR REPEATING. PS, POLYSTYRENE IS RECYCLABLE 

Polystyrene is valuable and sustainable and has many material applications that out-perform alternative solutions. From construction and insulation to safe and hygienic food storage to medical applications and electronic housings and more. It has enabled innovation, safety, and energy savings across dozens of industries making it indispensable to our daily lives. PS, polystyrene is recyclable. 



MODERN POLYSTYRENE RECYCLING — BREAKING IT DOWN  

With the introduction of many new technologies, today’s recycling may not be as simple as you think. Learn about four advanced recycling technologies that capture post-consumer plastic waste, deal with contaminants, and simplify sorting steps. 

 

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