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Brussels, May 2018

PolyStyreneLoop recycling group hosts forum on innovative recycling initiative

Supporters of PolyStyreneLoop, the pioneering recycling initiative for polystyrene (PS) foam insulation including expanded and extruded polystyrene (EPS and XPS, respectively), gathered in Brussels on Wednesday 23 May 2018. The Open General Assembly included stakeholders from across the value chain, from producers to recyclers, through to senior representatives of the European Commission.

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Amsterdam, November 2017
Official Launch of the PolyStyreneLoop project: Circular economy in action

On November 7, the PolyStyreneLoop (PSL) Cooperative inaugurated the European EPS/XPS industry’s closed-loop solution for the recycling of polystyrene (PS) insulation foam waste in Amsterdam. This innovative project employs a ground-breaking technology (Creasolv® Process) to dissolve PS foam waste, while also allowing for the extraction and recovery of bromine from the recently restricted flame retardant chemical, HBCD, which can then be used again for the production of new flame retardants.

Mr Paolo Sandri, speaking on behalf of the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs of the European Commission, explained .... read more ( PDF, 830.1 kB)

Terneuzen, May 2016. In late 2015 a representative group of the European Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) supply chain decided to actively support the implementation of a closed loop recycling method for EPS, the CreaSolv process. Read more in the document enclosed. ( PDF, 259.29 kB)