Foam Equipment's Blog

EPS and Styrofoam is recyclable

Posted by Phil Plotts

There is an excellent article posted today on the Plastics Today website pointing out two important facts, EPS packaging is recyclable and EPS packaging is a small component in our landfills and solid waste stream. 

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Topics: recycle styrofoam, styrofoam recycling, EPS compactor, eps recycling

Have you put off buying your foam compactor?

Posted by Doug Malawey

Have you been watching the Euro?

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Topics: recycle styrofoam, EPS compactor, Economy

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

What Is Styrofoam?

Posted by Phil Plotts

Many of us use the term Styrofoam as a reference to most plastic foam packaging.  We include foam drinking cups, packaging peanuts and the white material that our appliances, toys and so many other items are packaged in.  In fact, most of this is not Styrofoam.  Styrofoam is a registered trademark of Dow Chemical for an extruded polystyrene foam material sometimes referred to as XPS.  This material is always made in a sheet form and is generally the color blue.  The primary use for Styrofoam is for building insulation although you may find it used in Geofoam applications or in block form in the hobby store.  As Dow states on their website, " You can't drink coffee from a STYROFOAM cup. (There's no such thing.)"
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Topics: styrofoam, recycle styrofoam, recycle eps, recycle foam