AmSty Recognized with Sustainability Leadership Award

Regenyx-Agilyx-AmSty-Wide The Regenyx Facility in Tigard, Oregon
The Woodlands, Texas – June 6. 2020The American Chemistry Council has recognized AmSty with a Sustainability Leadership Award for its work with partner Agilyx over the past year regarding Regenyx polystyrene recycling.  In 2019 Regenyx became the first-of-its-kind recycling facility, which converted approximately 800,000 pounds of polystyrene into recycled styrene monomer (RSM) – equivalent to about 30 million foam cups or 26 million restaurant takeout containers. Currently the total RSM recycled amount exceeds 1 million pounds.

By mid-2019, RSM was being processed back into new polystyrene, completing a truly circular recycling loop. In 2019, The amount of polystyrene converted by Regenyx is equivalent to about 30 million foam cups or 26 million restaurant takeout containers.

"AmSty's long-term vision is for no polystyrene product to ever be landfilled again, but rather to be captured and reused again and again," said Director of Innovation and Sustainability Jon Timbers.

Additional project goals include increasing polystyrene collection at the curbside level and improving MRF capacity for polystyrene sorting and recycling. Working towards those goals, AmSty has made investments in the Foam Recycling Coalition's densifier grant program managed through the Food Packaging Institute. In addition, AmSty is working with major metropolitan public service departments to capture discarded polystyrene streams for processing at Regenyx, bringing polystyrene recycling access to millions of additional residents.

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Contacts

Mr. Joshua Want, 844-512-1212
Communications Manager

About AmSty
AmSty is a leading integrated producer of polystyrene and styrene monomer, offering solutions and services to customers in a variety of global markets. AmSty is a member of the American Chemistry Council and its Responsible Care initiative, and is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas. AmSty is a joint venture equally owned by Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP and Trinseo LLC.


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