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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.

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 HBCDD. The process is also included as a best available waste treatment technique, along with incineration, with regard to the destruction of the HBCDD.

This new framework ensures a global, long-tem regulatory stability, an essential condition for the development of the PolystyreneLoop project.