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Labor And Energy Efficiency In Foam Recycling

Posted by Chad Plotts

Recycling foam as with all material recycling has a value. The value is in respect to the amount of costs that are applied in processing the materials. Many companies are looking to gain an edge with their waste expenditures. Minimizing waste expenses directly affects profitability. Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) is a lightweight, large volume material that fills dumpsters quickly. Frequent waste removal costs businesses thousands in unnecessary waste expenditures. Expanded polystyrene is usually less than five percent plastic, the rest of the product is air introduced into the bead in the expansion stage of molding the foam product. What this means is that for the amount of space EPS products consume there is little mass or weight. Removing the material from the waste stream and utilizing compacting technology can save large sums of expenses.

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Topics: compactor, EPS, recycling, eps recycling, Economy, sustainablity

2010 EPS Recycling Report

Posted by Phil Plotts

The latest EPS recycling report was just released by the Alliance of Foam Packaging Recyclers (AFPR).  The 2010 report shows a considerable increase in the EPS recycling percentage over the 2008 report, even during a poor economy when less EPS was sold.

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Topics: styrofoam, compactor, densifier, styrofoam recycling, EPS, recycling

What is made from recycled EPS?

Posted by Jeff Knapp

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. 

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Topics: recycle styrofoam, EPS, eps recycling, styrofoam recycling equipment, recycled, items, made, from