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Two Times to Plant a Tree

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The second-best time to innovate is now. If only I'd started putting money into a retirement account right of college.If only I'd spent more time with my kids.If only I'd developed that perfect golf swing as a teenager. Most of us can look back on our lives and beat ourselves up for opportunities – big and small – that we believe we squandered. But...

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LEGO® Blocks and Lessons in Sustainability

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I bet many of you spent time playing with LEGO® blocks as youngsters. I know I did – carefully crafting airplanes, castles, robots, speedboats. I would venture a guess that most of the LEGO® blocks we used back then are still around today – stored away, handed down, donated to a thrift store for someone else to enjoy. Those things are basically ind...

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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 Announces New CEO

The Woodlands, Texas – August 4, 2020 – Dr. Randy Pogue has been named CEO of AmSty after serving on an interim basis since April.  "Randy has been with AmSty since its formation in 2008, and he has played a vital role in AmSty's performance and development over the years," said Jim Becker, Chairman of AmSty's Board of Directors.&nbs...

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AmSty Announces Polystyrene Price Increase Effective August 1, 2020

The Woodlands, Texas – July 30, 2020 – AmSty announces an increase in the transaction price of all grades of polystyrene produced by the Company of $0.03/lb., effective August 1, 2020. This price supersedes all other previously announced price changes. ### Contacts Mr. Scott Cobb, 844-512-1212Product Manager - Polystyrene About AmStyAmSty is a lead...

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St. James Plant Receives OSHA Recognition for Safety in 2020

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St. James, Louisiana – July 14, 2020 – The AmSty St. James, Louisiana, plant was awarded the Regional Administrator’s Award for Safety and Health Excellence in Category II at the annual OSHA Region VI Voluntary Protection Program Participants' Association (VPPPA) Conference on May 20, 2020.

AmSty Announces Polystyrene Price Increase Effective July 1, 2020

The Woodlands, Texas – July 1, 2020 – AmSty announces an increase in the transaction price of all grades of polystyrene produced by the Company of $0.03/lb., effective July 1, 2020. This price supersedes all other previously announced price changes. ### Contacts Mr. Scott Cobb, 844-512-1212Product Manager - Polystyrene About AmStyAmSty is a leading...

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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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Coronavirus Update (COVID-19)

The Woodlands, Texas – FINAL UPDATE Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 4:40 p.m. (Originally Posted 2/7/2020) – AmSty continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation worldwide and has been proactively planning for the potential of disruptions that may affect the normal way of doing business. Fortunately, the company has not experienced any significant i...

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AmSty Announces Polystyrene Price Decrease Effective April 1, 2020

The Woodlands, Texas – March 26, 2020 – ​AmSty announces a decrease in the transaction price of all grades of polystyrene produced by the Company of $0.07/lb., effective April 1, 2020. This price supersedes all other previously announced price changes. ### Contacts Mr. Scott Cobb, 844-512-1212Product Manager - Polystyrene About AmStyAmSty is a...

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AmSty Announces Interim CEO

The Woodlands, Texas – March 11, 2020 – Dr. Randy Pogue has been named CEO of AmSty, effective April 2, as Brad Crocker is stepping down from the role. Dr. Pogue will serve on an interim basis while a search is conducted for CEO candidates over the coming months, of which Dr. Pogue and other internal candidates will also be considered. "We are...

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Recycling Today Features Gary Welsh, Senior TS&D Leader

The Woodlands, Texas – March 10, 2020 – Recycling Today published an interview with AmSty Senior Technical Service and Development Leader Gary Welsh discussing the role of personal responsibility in the sustainability discussion. Read the full article here: https://www.recyclingtoday.com/article/plastics-trailblazers-gary-welsh/ ### Conta...

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AmSty Announces Polystyrene Price Increase Effective January 1, 2020

The Woodlands, Texas – December 23, 2019 – AmSty announces an increase in the transaction price of all grades of polystyrene produced by the Company of $0.03/lb., effective January 1, 2020.  This price supersedes all other previously announced price changes.

4 Million Gain Access to Foam Recycling with FPI Grant

The Woodlands, Texas – November 21, 2019 – Throughout the years, AmSty has published information about its involvement with a grant program by The Foam Recycling Coalition ("FRC") – A group of plastics industry suppliers, converters and companies who use foodservice packaging.  AmSty is an underwriter of the program which seeks to fund infrastructure improvements for polystyrene foam recycling.  We are proud to report that the latest data shows our program has helped bring foam recycling to more than 4 million people.

The Circular Economy - Regenyx Leads the Way for Chemical Recycling in Polystyrene

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The Woodlands, Texas– October 1, 2019 – Plastics News has publisehd an article showcasing the work of AmSty and its partner company Agilyx, along with other industry leaders, who are working towards a circular economy in plastics recycling. 

Rob Benedict, the author's article says, "Petrochemical manufacturers are commonly known as creators of the building blocks for plastic. But increasingly, they're making headlines for reversing that process — turning used plastic products back into their original building-block monomers "

 You can read the full story here: https://www.plasticsnews.com/perspective/unlocking-circular-economy-petrochemical-manufacturers-lead-charge-reinvent-recycling

AmSty Announces Polystyrene Price Increase Effective October 1, 2019

The Woodlands, Texas – September 26, 2019 – AmSty announces an increase in the transaction price of all grades of polystyrene produced by the Company of $0.03/lb., effective October 1, 2019.  This price supersedes all other previously announced price changes.

Plastics News: Oregon Project Out to Prove Recycling Can Pay

The Woodlands, Texas – September 26, 2019 –  Plastics News published an article showcasing a major Oregon-based recycling project, sponsored by AmSty, whose goal is to find solutions to plastic waste and recycling improvements.

Jim Johnson, the author of the article says, "Instead of adding additional equipment to each Municipal Recycling Facility (MRF) to capture more plastics, the pilot project instead is out to prove that a secondary sortation at a completely different facility is cost effective."