The winner and honorable mentions for the 2014 Excellence in EPS Recycling Award will be announced at EPS EXPO, March 12-14 in San Antonio. The award recognizes outstanding achievements and best practices in foam recycling, including special initiatives, innovation and technology advancement. Check back to learn more!
The newest issue of EPS-IA’s quarterly newsletter, EPS Newsline, is now available to read online. Click here to read the latest about innovation, sustainability, legislation, and other news relevant to the EPS industry.
Since 1991 EPS recycling has increased despite economic downturns and shifting dynamics in the recycled materials market. Approximately 50% of all EPS collected is used to manufacture new EPS transport packaging and loosefill packaging, which reduces requirements for raw material resources and energy consumption. EPS is playing an important role in sustainability - you can do your part by recycling your foam packaging at a drop off location or through our national mail back program.
EPS-IA created “Geofoam Applications & Technical Data,” a comprehensive resource binder that touts the properties, specs, design considerations and applications of this material. This binder will be available to civil engineers as a way to inspire and encourage the use of geofoam. The new Geofoam Kit was sponsored by a select group of EPS-IA members that have dedicated resources to promote this important EPS application.
Expanded polystyrene (EPS) is a product that provides smart solutions and durable, efficient results. Equally important, EPS is a sustainable product that is recyclable and environmentally sound. The lifecycle of EPS has been studied, documented and proven to leave a smaller footprint on our planet than comparable materials. It is a smart option for packaging, building, insulating and protecting, and a responsible choice for the environment. As we continue to make advances in environmental responsibility, EPS will continue to make a sustainable future possible sooner than we think.