By: Bryan Buchanan, Packaging Specialist
Many are not aware polystyrene (EPS) packaging is recyclable and is being recycled successfully by businesses and consumers across the United States. The 2013 EPS Recycling Rate Report indicated over 125-million pounds of EPS were recycled that came from commercial, post-consumer and post-industrial sources. The 2014 Recycling Rate Report will be available this fall.
EPS recycling is definitely growing. EPS accounts for approximately 50% of all post-use polystyrene recycled in the United States. The EPS industry has worked diligently to make recycling easier for the consumer. The most significant and visible benefit to recycling are improvements to curbside recycling. Improving post-consumer recycling helps with the ability to reintroduce recycled EPS back into products which enhances sustainability and is immensely beneficial to the manufacturer as well as the consumer.
Please contact your local sales professional at ACH Foam Technologies and they will help you in the in your recycling.