Case Study

YOGHURT CUPS MADE OF RECYCLED STYROLUTION® PS ECO


158N CR100 IN BLENDS WITH HIPS

Recycled polystyrene has the potential to become one of the best products for food-contact applications in terms of environmental impact as well as performance. We are now working together with leading-edge technology providers and partners across the value chain to deliver commercial-scale production of recycled yoghurt cups by 2022.​

customer challenge

Changes in the legislative environment and increasing public pressure and demands from customers, consumers and non-governmental organisations, reinforce the need for us to provide recycled and recyclable polystyrene products to our customers. 

Our solution

Polystyrene recycled via depolymerisation is a truly unique circular solution for food packaging, such as yoghurt cups. The advantage of this process is the generation of high-quality virgin polystyrene for food-related use. This recycled material is also recyclable, with no degradation in purity and performance even after being recycled multiple times. The depolymerisation process also has a much lower carbon footprint in comparison to conventional production processes.