expanded polystyrene (EPS)
Like all plastics, EPS foam is recyclable. Since EPS foam does not biodegrade, it is benign to the environment and provides a stable fill material similar to earth, rock or concrete. This allows for safe landfill reclamation for parks, schools, ball fields, golf courses, and other public or greenbelt utilization. Our goal, however, should be to limit materials from getting to the landfill through source reduction, aggressive recycling, and other environmentally sound waste management programs.
EPS foam products whether used for insulation or packaging are lightweight, versatile, sanitary, energy efficient, and most of all cost effective. The manufacture of EPS foam uses less energy than that used in the manufacture of paper based alternatives. According to The Midwest Research Institute study on special packaging applications, the total energy requirements to make plastic containers (including both processing and materials energy) were lower than or equal to the energy consumed to make competing materials.
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