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This particular cup is now the focus of a project carried out by Greiner Packaging in Switzerland, a move that reflects the company’s strong commitment to highlighting the outstanding recyclability of polystyrene (PS). The goal is to manufacture food packaging from recycled PS. This project marks the first time that 100% mechanically recycled PS has been combined with 100% recycled cardboard. The complete solution was tested on the typical Swiss yoghurt twin packs.

Certification of the material is already underway. This pilot project was facilitated by Styrenics Circular Solutions (SCS), the value chain initiative to realize the circular economy for styrenic polymers. As part of its commitment to sustainability, Greiner Packaging initiated joint activities with SCS with a view to developing food contact applications using recycled PS. As a member of SCS, Greiner Packaging promotes sustainable measures for r-PS. Currently, these efforts are focused on the benefits of using mechanically recycled PS: a low carbon footprint thanks to sustainable materials and the creation of closed material loops. In other words, the recycled material does not need to be mixed with virgin material – so a sustainable overall concept can be realized without difficulty.

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