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Progress February 2020
Dear members and supporters,
The past weeks the PolyStyreneLoop team put a lot of energy and time in the finalization of the deliverables set by the National Green Fund (NGF) loan and the administrative changes within the LIFE grant. Today, the majority of the financial contributions pledged are paid and membership agreements are signed. This is a major milestone to meet the deliverable set by the NGF as well as for the proper set-up of our cooperative. With the signed member agreements and statutes, PolyStyreneLoop is now a multiparty cooperative.
The NGF loan will be released once all payments are completed and membership agreements signed. We therefore kindly remind those with pending actions to complete these by the end of this month.
Save the date!
The next PS Loop General Meeting will be on JUNE 25 2020in Terneuzen. Pencil the date in your agenda!
The start of preparing the plot for the demoplant with a rain/sewer system and a new entrance road
PolyStyreneLoop was selected as finalist for the Plastics Recycling Award 2020. During the Plastics Recycling Show in Amsterdam on 25 and 26 March 2020 the winners will be announced. We have prepared a display illustrating our circular process from a house insulated with PS-foam to the production of new PS-foam insulation products via our innovative PolyStyreneLoop process and value-chain.
Blue Tulip Award
After pitching PolyStyreneLoop to an expert jury we were nominated as top 10 innovation in the climate category of the Blue Tulip Awards. During the Semifinals on 10 March, PolyStyreneLoop will participate in a theme-related talk show together with the other contestants during which we will have to convince our theme’s jury that PolyStyreneLoop is the most innovative in the climate category.
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EPS Branchen, the Danish Association
Being part of the PSLoop project is an industrywide responsibility.
Increased recycling of EPS, whether it is insulation or packaging, is vital to the European EPS industry, since all stakeholders have a stronger focus on sustainable solutions and circular economy. In Denmark we view PSLoop as part of the solution, even though EPS with HBCD has never really been used in Danish construction.
We think it is a common and shared responsibility to solve the issue of EPS waste containing HBCD, because we know that what is seen as non-recyclable in the rest of Europe will impact the EPS industry in Denmark - both for insulation and packaging.
The technology that PS Loop represents is of great interest to us, because it will also ensure valuable information to the Danish recycling of EPS construction waste in general. It will identify and present useful solutions for the collection and sorting of EPS construction waste that cannot easily be recycled due to dirt, concrete and other materials requiring non-mechanical recycling solutions. We will need these technologies in Denmark, when in the future EPS has to be removed from houses that are demolished. Something we do not really see that much yet, as EPS insulation above ground is relatively new in Denmark.
Getting EPS recognized as the recyclable material that it is, is of strategic importance to EPS-branchen, and this is why we believe it is important that the technology developed by PS Loop becomes a reality throughout Europe. With PS Loop we as an industry demonstrate our commitment to ensuring a sustainable solution for today and for the future.
Chresten Heide Anderson
Projektchef I Project manager
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