Agilyx and Ineos Styrolution have signed a joint development agreement to develop a recycling process for polystyrene based on “chemical recycling” in the USA.
Tigard/USA — This collaboration is aimed at achieving a circular economy, where polystyrene waste is recycled into virgin, high-quality styrenic polymers, thereby reducing plastic waste and allowing for re-use of this valuable material.
This “chemical recycling” technology is based on depolymerization of post-consumer polystyrene waste, which is expected to result in new virgin, high-quality polystyrene ultimately for food-related uses.
“The ability of our technology to divert waste polystyrene from landfills and create a sustainable recycled polymer aligns with global efforts of waste diversion and the move to a circular economy”, said Joseph Vaillancourt, CEO, Agilyx Corporation.
According to Ineos, this partnership represents an opportunity to save valuable resources and avoid waste ending in landfills.