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AmSty Partners to Promote Responsible Waste Stewardship


The Woodlands, Texas – November 13, 2023 – AmSty is now a proud member of CHWMEG, Inc. (CHWMEG), joining more than 300 members globally who share a vision of responsible waste stewardship as they reduce, recycle and reuse the waste associated with their businesses. The purpose of CHWMEG, a non-profit trade association comprised of a broad spec...

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AmSty Sustainability Milestones Showcase Innovative Spirit


By Richard Shaw, Director, Circular Economy & Sustainability AmSty is a leading producer of polystyrene and styrene monomer. In other words, we make plastic – a material that enhances our everyday lives in many ways, from food packaging, medical supplies and bike helmets that keep us safe to refrigerators and insulation that keep us comfortable...

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A Letter to CEOs: Why Sustainability and Transparency Go Hand in Hand


"Sustainability" is a word we hear frequently, especially as pressure mounts from investors, advocacy groups and consumers. This means companies and organizations around the globe are working diligently to achieve ambitious goals that address targets for environmental stewardship, social well-being, economic viability and more. But while sustainabi...

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New AmSty Sustainability Report Details Innovation Journey


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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AmSty Cartagena Goes Solar: New Panels to Reduce Carbon Footprint


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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AmSty Achieves ISCC PLUS Certification at All Facilities


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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Lights, Camera, Action! Circular Innovation in the Spotlight


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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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 Celebrates Responsible Care® Company Certification from ACC


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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Senate Public Works Committee Highlights Importance of Polystyrene Recycling

The Woodlands, Texas – Wednesday, September 22, 2021 – Today, the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee held a hearing on recycling and the concept of a circular economy. Ranking Member Capito specifically highlighted the work AmSty and Agilyx are accomplishing at the Regenyx plant in Tigard, Oregon, which she...

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AmSty and Agilyx Announce Completion of a Certified Circular Recycling Pathway for Polystyrene

Tigard, OR, and The Woodlands, TX – November 9, 2020 –  AmSty, the largest polystyrene producer in the Americas, and Agilyx, a leader in advanced recycling technology, announce the successful completion of a fully circular pathway for polystyrene recycling. The two companies have been working to achieve this important milestone ...

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AmSty Commits to 25% Recycled Polystyrene by 2030

The Woodlands, Texas – Tuesday, October 20, 2020 – With an end goal of keeping polystyrene products out of landfills through an innovative circular recycling process, AmSty is announcing its commitment that all products designed for foodservice and food packaging applications will contain 25 percent recycled content by 2030. The leading integr...

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New AmSty Innovations Help Customers Reach Sustainability Goals

The Woodlands, Texas – October, 7 2020 – With its continued commitment to sustainability and innovation, AmSty has introduced three new PolyRenew® products to help customers in the U.S. and Latin America reach their sustainability goals. "Our customers asked us to help reduce their environmental impact and we couldn't be more excited to provide the...

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AmSty Recognized with Sustainability Leadership Award

Regenyx-Agilyx-AmSty-Wide The Regenyx Facility in Tigard, Oregon

The Woodlands, Texas – June 6. 2020 – The 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 poly...

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Results Published for Pacific Northwest Pilot Project

The Woodlands, Texas – April 20, 2020 – Last fall a collaborative group of government and industry packaging leaders, led by the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS), released results from a 60-day pilot project, the Pacific Northwest Secondary Sorting Demonstration #PNWSort.  With all the other news around public health, it...

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PhD Article Shows Polystyrene Still Safe for Foodservice

The Woodlands, Texas – May 25, 2017 – An article published yesterday by Dr. George Cruzan, Capitol Weekly, underscored the well-established safe record of polystyrene use in foodservice applications. In the article, Cruzan explains how his research as a toxocoligist for 40 years shows conclusively that "polystyrene polymer is safe." The full article can be found here:

San Diego City Council Adds Polystyrene Foam to Curbside Recycling

The Woodlands, Texas – June 21, 2017 – The San Diego City Council approved a measure yesterday adding polystyrene foam to its existing curbside recycling program. Curbside pickup programs are integral to the success of municipal recycling efforts. AmSty would like to congratulate San Diego on their decision! 

The full press release is available by clicking here.

The announcement comes just a few months after the City of Redding, California received, an FRC grant to begin its foam recycling efforts. (UPDATE 7/24: The city of Redding's program is now operational).

Chemical Recycling Points to the Future of Plastics Recycling

The Woodlands, Texas – November 27, 2017 – In an article published recently in Science Magazine, authors Jeannette Garcia and Megan Roberson, show the present and future promise of chemical recycling, "...end-of-life treatment options for plastic solid waste are in practice quite limited...Recent research points the way toward chemical recycling methods with lower energy requirements, compatibilization of mixed plastic wastes to avoid the need for sorting, and expanding recycling technologies to traditionally nonrecyclable polymers." The full article can be found here:

This Is Plastics: The Story of Polystyrene is Changing

The Woodlands, Texas – May 31, 2018 – AmSty Senior Technical Service & Development Engineer Gary Welsh was featured on the Plastics Industry Alliance educational website In the feature piece, titled "The Future of Polystyrene is Changing" Welsh discusses the "sustainable and positive impact" of polystyrene and other plastics.

The full article can be found here:

First Polystyrene Chemical Recycling Facility Opens in Tigard, Oregon

The Woodlands, Texas – June 20, 2018Agilyx has opened a first-of-kind polystyrene chemical recycling facility in Tigard, Oregon, that will convert used polystyrene products back into their original liquid form.  Fresh polystyrene products can then be made without degrading quality or value.  This form of circular recycling is known as the PolyUsable™ Process.