EPS Recycling Case Studies

Advancement of EPS recycling and sustainability is one of the main goals of the EPS Industry Alliance and the EPS industry in general. Many companies and organizations go above and beyond to make EPS recycling an ubiquitous resource for a public that increasingly demands it, as well as developing exciting and creative new ways to use the reclaimed material. EPS-IA has collected information on several of these companies and organizations into easily accessible case studies as part of an ongoing series to highlight their efforts.



Nine Lives Products has discovered a way to make a strong and versatile glue using recycled EPS called Glu6. Learn more about how they've turned an ingenuitive discovery in to a sustainable business model.

Government Initiative

By pairing with local businesses, the City of Houston was able to fulfill citizen requests for more municipal recycling options with minimal cost.


NOVA Chemicals in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Resources Council and local business Appliance Warehouse have instituted a private EPS recycling program in mid-Pennsylvania where there were previously no EPS recycling options.

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.

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