How To Cost-Effectively Recycle EPS (Expanded Polystyrene)

By Maggie Caldwell | December 19, 2014

Expanded polystyrene, EPS, is essentially just air-filled plastic foam. But the very quality that makes it so useful - its light weight - also leads to its extremely low recovery rate. For example, a 53' trailer filled with loose EPS weighs less than a ton, so the transportation fees to move it to a recycling facility are higher than the commodity value. 

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