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Expanded Polystyrene
Is EPS Foam Recyclable?

Walmart & Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) Foam

PDF: 2011 International Conference on Environment and Industrial Innovation - A Review on Recycled Expanded Polystyrene Waste as Potential Thermal Reduction in Building Materials

One of the most common questions that I get is, “Is EPS foam recyclable?” Because EPS is a foam plastic people worry about it's recyclability. Because of heavy regulation in the United States and across the world, EPS has become 100% recyclable.

You don't have to believe me but most EPS manufacturers recycle 100% of their scrap materials. “Scrap Foam” is recycled and molded back into “scrap blocks,” and the rest is recycled foam is tuner into products that we use every day.


EPS Recycling Equipment

Expanded Polystyrene is odorless, non-toxic and 100% recyclable.


Recycling of EPS is suitable for many applications, which include:
1. Crushing the EPS and mixing it with newly produced EPS to form new products.

2. Mixing the crushed EPS with plaster or concrete to produce a lightweight building material.

3. Mixing recycled EPS with soil and compost to promote plant growth as a result of the enhanced aeration.

4. Recycled EPS can be melted and converted to General Purpose Polystyrene (GPPS) pellets which can be then used to manufacture trash bags, coat hangers, video cassette/CD casings, stationary items, plant pots and other simple polystyrene products.
Based on the extensive uses that recycled expanded polystyrene has, it is definitely suitable for recycling.

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Neil Hanekom
Worldwide Independent Geofoam &

Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) Specialist

(904) 477-1982

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