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Trinseo Engages in Initiative to Develop Recycling Solutions for Polystyrene

Company aims to achieve a resource efficient circular economy

BERWYN, Pa. - Monday, November 6, 2017

Trinseo (NYSE: TSE), a global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber, announced today its participation in an industry initiative to identify and develop new recycling solutions that will convert post-consumer polystyrene waste into virgin polystyrene that will meet the most demanding industry standards, including for food-related use.

As a member of this PlasticsEurope Polystyrene initiative, Trinseo is committed to advancing recycling solutions for polystyrene. Trinseo supports an objective, technology-based strategy and vision for the plastics and packaging industry, guided by circular economy principles.

“Proactively advancing polystyrene recycling solutions is a critical task that Trinseo fully supports while adhering to circular economy principles,” said Tim Stedman, Senior Vice President and Business President, Basic Plastics & Feedstocks at Trinseo. “Furthermore, engaging in such an initiative supports Trinseo’s core value of being socially responsible and delivering innovative and sustainable solutions to help our customers solve the most complex materials challenges.”

Polystyrene is a versatile material for packaging, food service, building materials, consumer products and other uses. As a light and stable material, polystyrene not only insulates well, keeping produce fresh over long periods of time, but is a low cost and recyclable alternative. For over 80 years, STYRON™ Polystyrene has paved the way for technological advancements around the world. 

About Trinseo

Trinseo (NYSE:TSE) is a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders, and synthetic rubber with a focus on delivering innovative, sustainable, and value-creating products that are intrinsic to our daily lives. Trinseo is dedicated to making a positive impact on society by partnering with like-minded stakeholders, and supporting the sustainability goals of our customers in a wide range of end-markets including automotive, consumer electronics, appliances, medical devices, packaging, footwear, carpet, paper and board, building and construction, and tires. Trinseo had approximately $3.8 billion in net sales with 2,700 employees globally in 2019. For more information, please visit: www.trinseo.com.

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