Did you know that 92,000 tonnes of polystyrene are generated every year in Québec?
Polystyrene, a plastic derivative that piles up at landfills, may be recycled thanks to Montréal startup Polystyvert. The company, whose plant has just been inaugurated in Anjou, uses an innovative low-carbon-footprint process that does not require any water but only a little energy.
The company, claiming to be first in the world to offer polystyrene recycling using dissolution technology, will be able to recycle up to 600 tonnes of polystyrene annually and thus reduce its environmental footprint. This patent-pending technology has already garnered interest from French company Total for a large-scale rollout.
Key figures on Québec’s green economy (in French only)
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