Styrenics leader Ineos Styrolution has now also joined Cyclyx International, the consortium-based feedstock management company established by advanced recycler Agilyx with the aim of increasing the recycling rate of plastic to 90%, as a founding member. Ricardo Cuetos, vice president, Ineos Styrolution America, will join the Cyclyx executive advisory board.
As part of its effort to boost the sustainability of the styrenics industry, Ineos Styrolution has developed a family of products made from recycled post-consumer plastic waste as well as materials based on renewable feedstock. The products, marketed under the name Ineos Styrolution ECO, offer identical performance and properties the company’s existing portfolio but with a lower greenhouse gas emission rate, while also reducing the amount of post-consumer waste going to landfill.
As a member of the Cyclyx consortium, Ineos Styrolution will have access to the Cyclyx platform which includes an integrated set of innovations including chemical characterisation of plastics and predictive modelling of feedstock sources to product pathways, custom feedstock recipes, and customized supply chains, offering Ineos Styrolution essential tools to accelerate progress on its sustainability goals. These innovations aim to deliver waste plastic feedstock appropriate for all existing and new mechanical and advanced recycling pathways.
“Cyclyx is a leader in the feedstock management and technology space, going far beyond conventional methods for recovering plastic waste,” said Ricardo Cuetos, vice president, Ineos Styrolution America, Standard Products. “Cyclyx’s extensive knowledge of polystyrene waste sourcing will allow us to reach the necessary feedstock levels required to meet the increasingly high demand we are seeing for recycled polystyrene products.”