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New AmSty Sustainability Report Details Innovation Journey

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THE WOODLANDS, Texas – Thurs, July 20, 2023 – AmSty, the leading producer of styrene monomer, polystyrene and certified recycled polystyrene in the Americas, announces the release of its latest sustainability report, "Driving Sustainable Change." The report underscores the company's unwavering commitment to sustainability and highlights the transfo...

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The Power of Community in Cartagena

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The Cartagena location is the only AmSty plant outside of the U.S., and supplying polystyrene to Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and South America. And while a polystyrene plant requires many policies and procedures to operate safely and effectively, there's nothing formal when it comes to employees providing feedback or simply sitting down ...

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AmSty Achieves ISCC PLUS Certification at All Facilities

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The Woodlands, Texas – June 30, 2023 – AmSty, the leading producer of styrene monomer, polystyrene, and certified recycled polystyrene in the Americas, announces that all seven of its manufacturing facilities have now achieved International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) standards , called ISCC PLUS. The last two to receive c...

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From Big Sky Country to Big Innovation: Creating a Sustainable Future at Allyn’s Point

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By Steven Lake, Plant Manager at Allyn's Point Facility Growing up on a small farm/ranch in Lambert, Montana, I was raised to respect the land and to be efficient with the available resources. Food was not wasted and clothes were worn out. From an early age my parents taught us not to litter. These lessons have shaped me into the person I am t...

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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...

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Grants Promote Foam Recycling Across the U.S.

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Environmentally conscious consumers have more ways to recycle foam polystyrene items like cups, egg cartons, foodservice containers and packaging materials thanks to grants from the Food Packaging Institute's Foam Recycling Coalition (FRC). AmSty is a proud member of FRC, which has awarded 28 grants totaling more than $1.01 million dollars since 20...

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Lights, Camera, Action! Circular Innovation in the Spotlight

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AmSty's sustainability journey is in the spotlight with the recent release of a segment on Viewpoint, a national television program that highlights the good work of innovative companies across the country. The documentary-style piece features Regenyx, AmSty's joint circular recycling venture with Agilyx, and aired on Fox Business Network in late 20...

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Pactiv Evergreen and AmSty Launch Circular Polystyrene Food Packaging Products

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LAKE FOREST, IL (February 15, 2023) – To help major food brands achieve important sustainability goals, Pactiv Evergreen, a leading manufacturer of fresh food and beverage packaging in North America, is teaming up with AmSty, the leading manufacturer of polystyrene in North America and a pioneer in circular recycling of polystyrene. Pactiv Evergree...

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John & Penny: AmSty Engineers Tuned In To Sustainable Solutions

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Penny Williams and John Brownhill are working in lockstep to help revolutionize the way plastics are made – and remade. Both engineers at AmSty's Allyn's Point facility in Gales Ferry, Connecticut, this isn't the first time they've teamed up to do great things. The two met in college where you could say their friendship started on a high note. Whil...

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Environment, Health and Safety is “Job One for All of Us”

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Tim Watson and his team of six design, build and manage systems to help AmSty employees stay safe while aiming to protect the environment as much as possible and maintain public trust. They are a valuable part of the process that ensures AmSty can keep sustainable polystyrene flowing to the company's valued customers who make products we use every ...

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Confession: I Love Polystyrene Plastic … and Here’s Why

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Richard Shaw Director of Circular Economy & Sustainability I thought I knew about polystyrene, coming to AmSty in April after a three-decade career in the paper and packaging industry. But what I thought I knew didn't even scratch the surface. Having spent the last six months immersing myself in Amsty, a company leading the way in circular recy...

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A Game-Changing Partnership Fuels Circular Economy

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Randy Pogue, AmSty CEO At AmSty, our goal is to help our end customers produce the most sustainable products using polystyrene. With increasing public desire for sustainable products that enhance our everyday lives, brands are hungry for innovation that will help them meet their ambitious sustainability goals and consumer demand. We're proud of the...

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AMSTY AND ENCINA ENTER INTO MOU AND LONGTERM OFFTAKE AGREEMENT FOR CIRCULAR POLYSTYRENE FEEDSTOCKS

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HOUSTON, Texas – September 21, 2022 – Americas Styrenics (AmSty) is pleased to announce that the company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Encina Development Group, LLC (Encina) that will provide the opportunity to purchase up to 250,000 tons per year of circular feedstocks from Encina's facilities. In addition, AmSty has signed a...

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AMSTY’S ANNE BOUDREAUX: FROM WEIGHTY CHALLENGES TO INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS

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Anne Boudreaux is captivated by food packaging. It might seem like a strange fascination, but not when you consider her upbringing and education. A chemical engineer and Amsty Senior Account Executive, Anne grew up in Delaware with a father who was in the packaging films industry. Anne understood at an early age the innovation required to move the ...

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PAPER OR PLASTICS? THERE’S ROOM FOR BOTH

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By Richard Shaw We hear it nearly every time we go through the grocery store checkout. "Paper or plastic?" My response is, "I'll take both, please!" It's a question consumers increasingly ask themselves as they weigh their broader choices for packaging and products, and the potential impact on our planet. As a result, more are pushing for a move fr...

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New Life For Polystyrene Plastic And A New Certification At Allyn’s Point

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Many consumers have no idea where plastic products go after their useful life. At AmSty's Allyn's Point facility in Gales Ferry, CT, they are giving new life to plastic products through a process that ensures they're recycled to make other new products. A supplier ships specific polystyrene, or chipped plastic, to the plant, where they undergo what...

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AmSty Celebrates ISCC PLUS Certification at Allyn’s Point

The Woodlands, Texas – July 11, 2022 – AmSty, one of the largest polystyrene producers in the Americas, has added its Allyn's Point plant in Gales Ferry, Connecticut, as its most recent site to achieve International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) PLUS recognition. This is the latest step in support of the company's goal for a...

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From Paper to Plastics: Sustainability Champion Joins AmSty

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Richard Shaw, the new Director of Circular Economy & Sustainability at AmSty, came to the company in April after wrapping up a 30-year career in the paper and packaging industry – a move he describes as a natural "hand in glove" fit. "I came from an industry that's like plastics, responsibly using the earth's resources to make wonderful consume...

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AmSty Celebrates Responsible Care® Company Certification from ACC

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The Woodlands, Texas – June 10, 2022 – AmSty, a leading producer of PolyRenew® polystyrene, has received certification as a Responsible Care® company by the American Chemistry Council (ACC). Responsible Care® is the chemical industry's world-class environmental, health, safety and security performance initiative. It recognizes industry leaders...

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AmSty Problem-Solver Sees Great Promise in Plastics

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Diana Rodriguez is excited about the future, particularly now that the mother of four grown children is a new grandma. Protecting our planet and making it better for her family and the generations to come is what drives AmSty's Latin America Sales Director to embrace innovation in polystyrene. Armed with a background in biochemistry and an MBA, Dia...

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