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Recycled polystyrene, polyethylene, & polypropylene foam prices climb

Posted by Phil Plotts

Apr 27, 2010 4:13:00 PM

graph upPrices for virgin polystyrene, polyethylene and polypropylene resins in North American continue to increase.  Prices have increased as much as 20% or more since the beginning of 2010.  There has also been an increase in products made with recycled PE and PP content. These factors are helping to push up the prices for recycled PP and PE foam logs to very attractive levels.  At the recent Plastic Recycling Conference in Austin, TX, we received as many requests from buyers looking for material sources as we did for recycling machinery.  It is a good time to take a new look at your EPS, PE and PP foam wastes.  The return on investment for a foam compactor may be significantly better than a year ago.  We would be happy to assist you in your analysis and put you in touch with material buyers for updated material bids.

Topics: styrofoam, styrofoam recycling equipment, Recycling polystyrene foam, recycling polyethylene foam, recycling polypropylene foam

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