The recent commercialization of several advanced recycling technologies means that plastic waste once destined for a landfill can be recycled back into its raw material for infinite use. Thus making closed-loop products a reality. This certification supports the use of advanced recycling technology and bio-attributed feedstocks for the production of recycled polystyrene and other styrenic products.
Recycled or bio-attributed products certified by the ISCC PLUS standard use a mass balance approach to track the amount of sustainability characteristics of circular and/or bio-attributed content within materials. This approach provides companies, brand owners and consumers with the assurance that high sustainability requirements are met when they see ISCC PLUS certified materials.
Cassie Bradley, INEOS Styrolution, sustainability commercial manager, Americas says, “In the same way that polystyrene enables innovation in global industries, advancements in polystyrene recycling technologies are evolving. While polystyrene can easily be recycled using traditional mechanical recycling methods, polystyrene can also be recycled using recently commercialized advanced recycling technologies, and has emerged as one of the most versatile closed-loop products.”
ISCC is an independent multi-stakeholder organization providing a globally applicable certification system for the sustainability of raw materials and products. Developed to meet the high demands regarding the implementation of environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable production, this certification validates INEOS Styrolution meets the objectives of ISCC Plus, and enables the further development of styrenics products derived from recycled plastics produced by INEOS Styrolution America.
Ricardo Cuetos, INEOS Styrolution vice president Americas, standard products says, “INEOS Styrolution has strong sustainability initiatives that aim to improve and increase the recovery and recycling of post-consumer plastic waste and strengthen innovation for circularity. We focus on bringing long-term, truly viable solutions to the market that will ensure our materials can be recycled and used over and over again.”