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Eco-profile of General-Purpose Polystyrene (GPPS) and High-Impact Polystyrene (HIPS)

This Eco-profile has been prepared according to Eco-profiles program and methodology – Plastics Europe – V3.1 (2022).

It provides environmental performance data representative of the average European production of General Purpose Polystyrene (GPPS) and High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) polymer, from cradle to gate (from crude oil extraction to beads production).

Please keep in mind that comparisons cannot be made on the level of the polymer material alone: it is necessary to consider the full life cycle of an application in order to compare the performance of different materials and the effects of relevant life cycle parameters. It is intended to be used by member companies, to support product-orientated environmental management; by users of plastics, as a building block of life cycle assessment (LCA) studies of individual products; and by other interested parties, as a source of life cycle information.