Over the past 20 years, the establishment of local recycling programs, in conjunction with recycling initiatives from large companies that regularly deal with EPS, such as Wal-Mart, have proven that creative and collaborative solutions produce positive results. |
According to AFPR, EPS recycling consistently maintains one of the highest recycling rates among all of the plastics families. Including rigid, durable polystyrene, and other grade materials, EPS post-consumer and post-commercial recycling represents 50% of all post-use polystyrene recycled in the U.S. This is a significant achievement when considering that prior to 1988, the alliance says, EPS recycling was virtually nonexistent.
A new report released by the Alliance of Foam Packaging Recyclers shows exponential growth in the amount of EPS recycling since the process was created more than 20 years ago. The “2010Rate Report” illustrates that 71 million pounds of EPS were recycled last year, which includes all post-consumer, commercial, and industrial recovery. Post-use EPS is defined as any material that is recycled after its end use. This information was collected from 58 EPS manufacturers and independent recyclers across 20 different states.
The report showed that 28% of post-consumer and post-commercial EPS was recycled in 2010. This result was calculated by dividing the amount of recycled EPS by the amount of EPS sold in the given year. This represents an 8% increase over 2008. Twenty years ago, when the report was first established,Bottle Recycling Compactor, the recycling rate was just 1.7%. These numbers conclusively show that EPS recycling is growing and will continue to develop.
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