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).

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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: http://science.sciencemag.org/content/358/6365/870

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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: http://capitolweekly.net/polystyrene/

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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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Agilyx Joins AmSty, INEOS Styrolution and Trinseo as Technology Partner to Accelerate Realization of Circular Polystyrene

The four-way NDA signifies a commitment to a circular economy of polystyrene and serves as a basis for exploring and optimizing advanced recycling technologies for polystyrene TIGARD, Ore. & THE WOODLANDS, Texas & FRANKFURT, Germany & BERWYN, Pa., September 29, 2020 Four of the leading players in polystyrene production and recycling hav...
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INEOS Styrolution and AmSty Announce Joint Facility for Advanced Recycling of Polystyrene in Channahon, Illinois, using Agilyx Technology

- Partnership paves the way for closed loop recycling to keep polystyrene out of landfills Channahon, IL, September 22, 2020 -- INEOS Styrolution and AmSty, two of the largest global producers of polystyrene, announce plans to construct a joint 100 ton per day facility in Channahon, Illinois, that will utilize the Agilyx advanced recycling tec...
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AmSty, INEOS Styrolution and Trinseo Sign Joint Development Agreement (JDA) to Advance the Circularity of Polystyrene

The Woodlands, TX, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Luxembourg – September 15, 2020 – To accelerate driving the circular economy for styrenics forward, three of the world's leading polystyrene producers, AmSty, INEOS Styrolution and Trinseo signed a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) to jointly explore recycling options for polystyrene. AmSty, INEOS...
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AmSty Recognized with Sustainability Leadership Award

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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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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 ThisIsPlastics.com. 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:
http://www.thisisplastics.com/economic-impact/the-story-of-polystyrene-is-changing/

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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.

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Chemical Recycling to Play Important Part in Future of Recycling Markets

The Woodlands, Texas – January 7, 2019 – In an article published recently in the Houston Chronicle, author Andrea Leinfelder discusses the present challenges of the recycling market and future promise of chemical recycling. "One particularly promising alternative [to traditinal recycling] is chemical recycling. This turns plastic back into into its building-block molecules, which can be recombined into new plastics without degrading properties as melting does," she wrote. "The Woodlands company AmSty... is working with Agilyx, an Oregon firm that converts used polystyrene into a liquid form that can be used to make fresh polystyrene products." The full article can be found here. More information about the AmSty Joint Venture with Agilyx can be found here.

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Agilyx Featured on CBS This Morning Discussing PolyUsable Chemical Recycling

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The Woodlands, Texas– April 3, 2019 – CBS debuted a story on Agilyx and PolyUsable, calling checmical recycling "a game-changer" on its national morning show, CBS This Morning today. Watch the story below on CBS:

https://www.cbsnews.com/video/chemical-recycling-could-be-an-industry-game-changer/

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AmSty Uses Recycled Polystyrene in Styrene Production - Big Step Toward PolyUsable™ Recycling

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The Woodlands, Texas– April 10, 2019 – In keeping with its plan to develop a long-term sustainable model for plastics recycling, AmSty, a leading U.S. based producer of polystyrene, is taking a big step. The company is now using recycled polystyrene, known as recycled styrene monomer (RSM), converted from solid polystyrene products by Agilyx, as feedstock for its world-scale styrene production facility in St. James, Louisiana. 

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AmSty and Agilyx Launch Joint Venture, Regenyx LLC

The Woodlands, Texas and Tigard, Oregon – April 30, 2019 – AmSty and Agilyx announce they have formed a joint venture, Regenyx LLC, dedicated to fully recycling post-consumer polystyrene materials back to new polystyrene products. Regenyx will utilize Agilyx’s chemical recycling process to convert used polystyrene products back to their original liquid form, styrene monomer. AmSty can then take that styrene monomer and work with its supply chain partners to make new polystyrene products with a favorable environmental profile without any degradation of quality or value. This form of circular recycling is known as the PolyUsable™ process. 

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Agilyx Featured on Forbes to Showcase PolyUsable Chemical Recycling

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The Woodlands, Texas– May 16, 2019 – Forbes featured Regenyx in a story about the new wave of recycling for polystyrene plastics. You can read the full story here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffkart/2019/05/15/regenyx-process-recycles-throw-away-polystyrene/#27d906c25b06

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AmSty Sponsors Pacific Northwest Secondary Sorting Demonstration Project

PNWSSDProject thumbThe Woodlands, Texas – June 21, 2019 – AmSty, together with industry partners, has sponsored a 60-day recycling demonstration project managed by the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) known as the Pacific Northwest Secondary Sorting Demonstration Project.  The exercise involves installing a portable secondary sorting system where selected materials from four regional materials recovery facilities (MRFs) will be further sorted.  

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AmSty Introduces Polystyrene Resin with Reduced Environmental Impact – PolyRenew ® 5001 HE

The Woodlands, Texas – July 2, 2019 – AmSty, a major polystyrene producer, has developed a high-efficiency foam grade resin that allows foam density and part weight to be reduced by 10-15%. The reduced density also increases foam extrusion line rates by 10-15%, according to company spokesman Gary Welsh, Senior Technical Service & Development Leader. “The lighter density of this PolyRenew® resin will help manufacturers reduce energy usage and produce fewer greenhouse gasses,” says Welsh. Everyday items like carryout food containers, meat trays, and school lunch trays can use less material than before with no loss in performance.

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