Styrotek’s commitment to the environment
Cold storage, transportation integrity, and shelf life are vitally important to Styrotek and our customers. We are just as passionate about our environmental responsibilities and take a leadership role in fostering awareness of EPS recyclability.
Environmental Benefits of EPS
Reduces Waste in the Supply Chain
EPS helps growers deliver the freshest produce possible with minimal product spoilage. Grocers can trust that Styrotek containers will arrive with less damage/spoilage because of the durability of EPS. And containers don’t have to be replaced as often, which saves money and energy.
EPS is inert and does not produce any methane gas or leachates that contaminate the environment. It is completely free of the following;
- CFCs – chlorofluorocarbons
- HCFCs – hydrochlorofuorocarbons
- HFCs – hydrofluorocarbons
Conserves Resources in Production
Energy use in production is relatively low. Steam is a primary component of the manufacturing process for Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) and the water used in the process is recollected and re-used many times.
Uses Less Fuel for Transport
Lightweight EPS helps keep transportation costs and fuel consumption down.
EPS: 100% Recyclable Styrotek
EPS packaging is 100% recyclable. Many of our customers have a commitment to reduce or eliminate waste completely. EPS packaging helps companies achieve environmental priorities. Recycling of EPS reduces solid waste and promotes use of sustainable resources. Our #6 Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) is 98% air and 2% recyclable plastic. It is easily recycled and re-made into new EPS products such as bicycle helmets, surfboards, or beverage coolers.
3 Tips for a successful EPS recycling experience:
- Once you identify the closest collection site, call to verify drop-off times.
- Make sure your EPS is clean and free of any plastic film, tape, loose parts or glued-on cardboard.
- Check to see if they accept other recyclables to streamline your recycling efforts.