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Polystyrene Packaging Laws & Regulations
November 13, 2019

Polystyrene Packaging Laws & Regulations

by: EPE USA
How EPS bans are already proving to have positive environmental effects Polystyrene Packaging Laws & Regulations – Legislation banning the use of expanded polystyrene packaging products from within the food industry marks the newest trend within the sustainability movement. And although cities began enacting bans on polystyrene foam packaging years…
Polystyrene foam and ocean pollution
November 5, 2019

Polystyrene foam and ocean pollution

by: EPE USA
How serious is EPS ocean pollution? Legislation banning the use of polystyrene foam packaging spread across the United States in 2019 – in efforts to eliminate a major offender of ocean pollution. Maine and Maryland both passed bills and will soon begin implementing fines for Styrofoam packaging containers. New York…
The environmental impact of molded pulp manufacturing
October 29, 2019

The environmental impact of molded pulp manufacturing

by: EPE USA
Investigating the destructive environmental effects from the supply and manufacturing of molded pulp packaging The environmental impact of manufacturing molded pulp packaging – As the world gradually moves in the direction of environmentally sound solutions, companies desperately search for replacements for their outdated packaging materials. The sustainability movement continues to…
The problems with void fill packaging designs
October 23, 2019

The problems with void fill packaging designs

by: EPE USA
Void fill designs, like packing peanuts and Instapak, are inefficient and unsustainable The problems with void fill packaging designs – Packaging at a basic level is about adding protective materials around a fragile product to cushion it during transit. Yet despite the e-commerce industry exploding with growth in recent years…
Measuring pollution from the EPS manufacturing process
October 18, 2019

Measuring pollution from the EPS manufacturing process

by: EPE USA
The polystyrene manufacturing process has a damaging impact on our environment Measuring pollution from the EPS manufacturing process – Polystyrene packaging foam directly harms the environment, piling up in landfills, contaminating rivers and oceans, and endangering wildlife. Companies, consumers, and congressional leaders agree that EPS foam represents a serious threat…
Target switches to sustainable replacements for polystyrene packaging
October 15, 2019

Target switches to sustainable replacements for polystyrene packaging

by: EPE USA
Target makes the switch to sustainable packaging solutions and materials Companies abandon EPS packaging Target switches to sustainable replacements for polystyrene packaging – More and more companies are announcing sustainability campaigns that involve substantial changes to their packaging solutions. Industry leaders like IKEA, Dell Computers, and Walmart are switching to…
Reduce damage during shipping with sustainable packaging solutions
October 10, 2019

Reduce damage during shipping with sustainable packaging solutions

by: EPE USA
How to prevent product damage during shipping by replacing polystyrene packaging Reduce damage during shipping with sustainable packaging solutions – Product packaging has one simple, overarching purpose: to protect products during transit and prevent damage. Packaging is necessary because the lifecycle of a single product involves a chaotic journey from…
Replacing Styrofoam packaging with thermoforming
October 8, 2019

Replacing Styrofoam packaging with thermoforming

by: EPE USA
The benefits of thermoformed solutions over polystyrene packaging Problems with polystyrene Replacing Styrofoam packaging with thermoforming – There are a multitude of flaws, inefficiencies, and environmental issues with traditional packaging methods that use polystyrene material, commonly known as Styrofoam. Polystyrene (EPS) is unsustainable, even dangerous to humans and our environment.…
Polyethylene vs Polystyrene
October 3, 2019

Polyethylene vs Polystyrene

by: EPE USA
Comparing the sustainability, cost efficiency, and protective performance of polyethylene versus polystyrene packaging material. Recyclability  Polyethylene vs Polystyrene – Polyethylene (EPE) foam represents a significantly more sustainable packaging solution for a variety of simple reasons. Polyethylene foam is reusable and 100% curbside recyclable as a class 4 material. Additionally, our…
Maryland bans polystyrene packaging material
October 1, 2019

Maryland bans polystyrene packaging material

by: EPE USA
Maryland becomes the second state, after Maine, to prohibit EPS from food packaging. Maryland bans polystyrene packaging material – In April 2019, Maryland’s State General Assembly voted 100-37 in approval of legislation to ban polystyrene material from food packaging. This followed the Maryland Senate’s successful passing of the bill in…
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