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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…
IKEA replaces polystyrene with more sustainable packaging solutions
September 27, 2019

IKEA replaces polystyrene with more sustainable packaging solutions

by: EPE USA
IKEA moves into the future with a focus on efficient and sustainable packaging. Up until recently, the sustainability revolution has heavily targeted the food packaging industry. Recent years witnessed public outcry over plastic bags, straws, and other single-use items. As a result, legislative agendas at the state and national level…
What happens when you try to recycle polystyrene packaging?
September 25, 2019

What happens when you try to recycle polystyrene packaging?

by: EPE USA
Discussing the danger and difficulties of recycling EPS foam. Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.  Recycling emerged in the 1970s as an answer for pollution, a weapon against the fear of global warming. Communities established recycling facilities in efforts to stem the tide of ecological damage. Companies made sure to emphasize when their…
Sustainable replacements for Styrofoam packaging
September 20, 2019

Sustainable replacements for Styrofoam packaging

by: EPE USA
Eco-friendly materials capable of replacing polystyrene foam Sustainable replacements for Styrofoam packaging – Polystyrene foam, better known as Styrofoam, has provided a cheap, lightweight, and easy-to-produce resource for a variety of industries since its rise in popularity in the 1940s. But over time, polystyrene (EPS) slowly made its way to…
Cost efficient and sustainable alternatives to polystyrene packaging
September 18, 2019

Cost efficient and sustainable alternatives to polystyrene packaging

by: EPE USA
Finding the intersection between sustainability and economic advantages. Cost efficient and sustainable alternatives to polystyrene packaging – The sustainability movement has, in recent years, dramatically affected the landscape of the packaging world, leaving the industry at a crossroads. The environmental revolution has already laid to waste plastic grocery bags and…
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