Breakthrough made in the lab by INEOS Styrolution
INEOS Styrolution, successfully produced virgin polystyrene from previously waste plastic. This breakthrough is a game changer in polystyrene production. The tests – done in cooperation with commercial partners and universities – resulted in the production of virgin material with the same product properties as polystyrene produced from new styrene monomers.
We are very excited to achieve this breakthrough - polystyrene is almost designed to be recycled. Our global project team is now working to commercialize this process.
The development is part of INEOS Styrolution’s ambitious efforts aiming at circularity for styrenics. Converting waste polystyrene into new products diverts it from landfill or straying into the environment and instead saves the valuable resources for use over and over again. It reduces the reliance on oil- and gas-based raw materials and meets consumers’ demands for sustainable products with a lower environmental footprint.
BIOVYN. SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH INNOVATION.
INEOS is working towards a more sustainable future with innovation in sustainable biomaterials, by using biomass to make its latest generation of PVC.
TURNING THE TIDE ON PLASTIC POLLUTION
INEOS signs international initiative Operation Clean Sweep in a bid to help reduce plastic pollution. Read more about this initiative.
How INEOS Are Recycling 6.5 Billion Bottle Caps
INEOS partners with Forever Plast to recycle over 6.5 billion bottle caps in the next 5 years back into high quality caps. Read more about INEOS efforts in plastic recycling.