When it comes to chemical recycling techniques for scrap polystyrene, some companies break the plastic down into its component monomers, and others dissolve it without cutting the polymer chains.
Canada’s largest city conducted a pilot project last year to find a consistent outlet for densified foam polystyrene. The effort reached a clear conclusion, but it wasn’t good news.
Canadians recycled slightly more plastic in 2016 than they did the previous year. That’s according to a report released shortly before a Canadian plastics group unveiled its recyclability and recycling goals.