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AmSty Cartagena Goes Solar: New Panels to Reduce Carbon Footprint

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AmSty, a leading producer of polystyrene and styrene monomer, continues to make its mark as a company focused on sustainability with the installation of 100 kWp of solar panels on the company's office building roofs at the Cartagena, Colombia, facility.

"We are proud to be taking this step toward sustainable manufacturing practices and reducing our environmental impact", said Erick Duncan, AmSty's Cartagena plant manager. "The installation of these solar panels will not only reduce our carbon footprint but also help us save on energy costs."

The installation of 215 panels, which began in December and was completed May 4, will reduce AmSty's consumption by 13,000 kWh per month, resulting in a savings of $20,000 a year.

The Cartagena facility is one of AmSty's key manufacturing sites, producing polystyrene from styrene monomer in Latin America for a variety of industries including construction, packaging and electronics.

The project is just one more way that AmSty, a company at the forefront of innovation to continuously recycle polystyrene and keep it out of landfills, is demonstrating its commitment to sustainability. As part of that commitment, AmSty has pledged that all products designed for foodservice and food packaging applications will contain 30% recycled content by 2030.

The solar panel project is partly funded by the Colombian government, which covered 20% of the cost via Tax Deduction.

The installation of the solar panels is part of a broader effort by AmSty to reduce the environmental impact of its facilities. Initiatives include waste reduction, water and energy conservation.

"At AmSty, we're always looking for ways – large and small – to be more sustainable, knowing that the culmination of our efforts has a big impact," said Richard Shaw, Director of Circular Economy and Sustainability. "By continuously improving our sustainability practices, we are not only reducing our carbon footprint, but also creating value for our customers, employees and the communities in which we operate." 

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