Polystyrene containing recycled content has been added to the PS product line for Total Petrochemicals and Refining USA Inc.
The Houston company says Total rePS-5 is a high-heat crystal polymer with 25 percent recycled PS designed for foam meat trays, clamshell containers and dinnerware such as cutlery and injection molded cups.
Total rePS-8 is a high-impact PS with 20 percent recycled PS designed for thermoformed cups, containers and lids. Both products comply with U.S. Food and Drug Administration requirements for food contact. Recycled content has been validated by quality agency UL Environment.
“Polystyrene is one of the best polymers to recycle due to its ease of processing,” says Total manager of sustainability Ted Harris. “This is great news for foodservice providers looking to increase the use of recycled materials.”
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