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Regulation

The Circular Economy requires a stable and predictable regulatory environment.

Robust and manageable waste-related regulatory requirements at international, EU, and national level, are particularly important to ensure the success of the PolystyreneLoop project.

The project is supported by the EU through the LIFE Financial instrument Environmental and Governance Program LIFE 16/ENV/NL/000271

Since May 2017, the Basel Convention General Technical Guidelines provide for the recognition of the PolyStyreneLoop dissolution process as a valid pre-treatment process for PS foam waste for the separation of Polystyrene and HBCD. The process is also included as a best available waste treatment technique, along with incineration, with regard to the destruction of the HBCD. This new framework ensures a global, long-tem regulatory stability, an essential condition for the development of the PolystyreneLoop project.