Foam (Expanded Polystyrene Foam)

Foam (Expanded Polystyrene Foam)

Environmental Issues

Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) is a lightweight, rigid cellular plastic that is used widely as a packaging medium. Its shock absorbing characteristics lend it to uses as storage and transport of fragile and expensive items such as electronic equipment, chemicals and wines. Polystyrene is a type of plastic and is therefore derived from a oil, a non-renewable resource. EPS is not recyclable through household recycling bins, even if it’s marked with the plastics identification code 6 or 7. For more information see the Expanded Polystyrene website.

Recycle Method

Some Polystyrene foam products can be recycled at Expanded Polystyrene Collection Centres.

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