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What is made from recycled EPS?


Over 69 million pounds of EPS were recycled in 2008.  In the past decade EPS has achieved an average recycling rate of 12%, one of the highest of the plastics family. 

What is made from this recycled EPS?

  • EPS foam peanutsMore EPS (expandable polystyrene) in several different forms: packaging peanuts, shape molded and block molded

EPS foam packaging






  • Picture frames, door and window frames, coat hangers, park benches, flower pots, toys, rulers, stapler bodies, seedling containers, CD and DVD cases 
  • Mixed with concrete to produce new building products such as prefabricated concrete blocks.
  • Co-mingled plastics products such as decking, lumber and interior trim.
  • Mixed with soil and compost to promote aeration.

Let us help you in your efforts to recycle EPS and Styrofoam.


Did you know that the growing use of EPS in construction is insulating concrete forms. And, the most common processing method is thermal cutting with hot wires.
Posted @ Friday, June 10, 2011 9:57 PM by refus compactors
"thermal cutting with hot wire" - where you can read it?
Posted @ Wednesday, March 21, 2012 9:15 AM by Пенопласт
Is it possible to extrude the compacted EPS into a number of round shaped rods of 1 inch instead of single square block? if yes, suggest how? Thanks.
Posted @ Tuesday, June 05, 2012 11:37 PM by Eddy
Can float trays that were used to seed tobacco be recycled? If so, where?
Posted @ Sunday, July 28, 2013 6:50 PM by Tommie Cox
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