WHY RECYCLING EXPANDED POLYETHYLENE AND EXPANDED POLYPROPYLENE IS GOOD FOR SUSTAINABILITY AND PROFITABILITY
Posted by: Chad Plotts
The demand for sustainable materials, including expanded foam plastics, is pretty evident these days. When recycling foam materials like expanded polyethylene and polypropylene, economical transportation is often a major issue that can make or break a recycling program.
Expanded polyethylene (EPE) and expanded polypropylene (EPP) have become sources for a variety of packaging and energy absorption needs. In most cases, these materials are fully recyclable and even more valuable as recycled
commodities. The values for recycled polyethylene and polypropylene recycling codes continue to climb as more and more avenues for these recycled materials are becoming apparent. Environmental debates over plastic materials have driven up the demand to divert these foam materials from landfills. Yet all too often, these fine materials that are in high demand in the marketplace are sent to landfills as waste.