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POLYSTYRENE WASTE INTO PACKAGING

July 17, 2023
Circular economy

INEOS Styrolution, Tomra, and EGN Entsorgungsgesellschaft Niederrhein are pioneering an alliance to turn polystyrene waste into packaging.

They are creating the world’s first large-scale facility in Krefeld, Germany, to convert post-consumer polystyrene waste into food-contact quality packaging.

The facility is expected to become operational by mid-2025 and process 40,000 tonnes of waste per year.

INEOS Styrolution will oversee the “super-cleaning” process, ensuring compliance with European Food Safety Authority standards.

EGN will manage the sorting and washing of the waste, and Tomra’s cutting-edge sorting technology completes the eco-triumvirate by ensuring a consistent feedstock supply from discarded food packaging.

This landmark initiative brings forth a new era of circularity in the recycling sector, promoting infinite recyclability and significantly reducing packaging taxes and licensing fees.

The project represents a major stride towards a sustainable future, contributing to a lower carbon footprint.