Greiner Packaging becomes a member of Styrenics Circular Solutions

02/04/2020 | 2 min read
Charlotte Enzelsberger

Greiner Packaging wants to actively promote a circular economy. To do so, the company takes measures for all materials it processes. In order to promote a closed loop for polystyrene (PS), Greiner Packaging has now joined Styrenics Circular Solutions (SCS), which is committed to fulfil the unique circularity capacity of polystyrene. Thus, the plastics processor takes advantage of the opportunity to cooperate with partners along the entire value chain. These currently include: COEXPAN, ELIX Polymers, INEOS Styrolution, Repsol, TOMRA, Total, Trinseo and Versalis (Eni).

Jens Kathmann, Secretary-General of SCS, welcomes Greiner Packaging on behalf of all the members: “We are delighted that as 2020 progresses, our membership keeps expanding. We are so pleased to welcome Greiner Packaging, a company strongly committed to the circular economy and fulfilling the intrinsic capacity for recycling of polystyrene. They are already involved in a chemical recycling project with fellow SCS member Trinseo and we look forward to further circularity projects as SCS works together across the whole value chain.”

Konrad Wasserbauer, Director Circular Economy of Greiner Packaging: “Our entire company is committed to developing sustainable plastics solutions for a functioning circular economy. Our SCS membership was a natural step for us to take, fully in line with Greiner Packaging’s vision that sustainability and plastics go hand in hand. The truth is that polystyrene is highly recyclable even for food contact applications and thus has a crucial role to play in the circular economy. We look forward to working together to realize that vision.”

About Styrenics Circular Solutions

Styrenics Circular Solutions is the value chain initiative to increase the circularity of styrenics. The initiative engages the entire value chain in the development and industrialization of new recycling technologies and solutions. It aims to strengthen the sustainability of styrenic products while improving resource efficiency within the Circular Economy.

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