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AmSty Ups 2030 Recycled Polystyrene Content Commitment

The Woodlands, Texas – Tuesday, September 28, 2021 – In keeping with its ambitious sustainability goals, AmSty is announcing that all products designed for foodservice and food packaging applications will contain 30 percent recycled content by 2030, an increase from its original commitment in October 2020 of 25 percent. The leading integrated producer of polystyrene and styrene monomer continues to reach milestones toward this goal with its circular recycling process operating commercially at Regenyx LLC, a joint venture with Agilyx Corporation.

"We're serious about sustainability and increasing our recycled content threshold demonstrates our ongoing commitment to propel a truly circular recycling economy forward," said Randy Pogue, president and CEO of AmSty. "The end game is keeping polystyrene products and eventually all plastics out of landfills."

At Regenyx, polystyrene is broken down into its original molecular form. The resulting styrene monomer is then used to create the exact same products again, with original quality and function. To date, Regenyx has converted millions of pounds of used polystyrene to its original styrene monomer, a building block that is then used again for a variety of all-new products.

Polystyrene is the only plastic resin material that can be converted back to a liquid monomer, making it simple to be re-formed into new, original-quality products.

"As disposable items are needed, they should be made from the most sustainable material available," said Richard Shaw, AmSty Sustainability Director. "With this technology, we're moving closer to our goals and helping our customers achieve their sustainability goals. It's a ripple effect moving us closer to fully circular economy."

The Regenyx facility has proven that sustainable long-term recycling solutions for our products are possible. That fuels our excitement for future sustainability developments and the meaningful advancement for polystyrene as a circular recycled product.

Visit https://amsty.com/sustainability/advocacy to learn more and follow the company's sustainability journey.

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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 certified as a its Responsible Care company and member of the American Chemistry Council. 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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