NETHERLANDS – Global manufacturer of plastics, latex, and synthetic rubber, Trinseo S.A (TSE) has partnered with GMP Group with the aim to set up a polystyrene recycling plant in the Netherlands.

The company said that the plant, which will be built and operated by GMP, is expected to be online in 2024 and have a minimum 25,000 tons capacity. The facility will purify polystyrene waste and produce recycled pellets

The new facility will leverage the Super Clean recycling process to purify PS waste and convert it into high-quality recycled PS pellets. It is expected to commence operations in 2024.

GMP Group general director Gerard Putman said: “This partnership is an essential step forward in our strategies contributing to a healthier world and increased sustainability. Together with Trinseo, we can now develop, build, and operate a state-of-the-art recycling plant in Europe.”

“This will increase the reuse of a substantial volume of polystyrene in consumer food packaging. Furthermore, we can provide other sustainability solutions and improve circularity in various value chains.”

Under the collaboration, Trinseo and GMP will also explore other supply and processing opportunities, as well as share their expertise to develop more sustainable solutions.

The initiative aligns with Trinee’s 2030 sustainability goals. The company aims to manufacture 40% of all its products be recyclable.

Trinseo plans to achieve this goal without compromising on its plan to reduce asset footprint CO2 emissions or the commitment to using safer ingredients in new product development.

Trinseo Plastics and Feedstocks Senior Vice-President Nicolas Joly said: “The Trinseo–GMP collaboration is yet another important move toward helping our customers reach their sustainability goals and closing the loop for a circular economy.”

“Both companies realize that the most successful way to do this is through synergy along the value chain.”

From design to manufacturing, Trinseo taps into decades of experience in diverse material solutions to address customers’ unique challenges in a wide range of industries, including consumer goods, mobility, building and construction, and medical.

Working with its customers from all over the world, Trinseo’s 3,400 employees at company locations in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific create completely new possibilities with limitless creativity.

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