USA: 2013 study shows continuous growth in the amount of EPS packaging recycling

10 October 2014

The 2013 Expanded Polystyrene Recycling Rate Study was conducted by the EPS Industry Alliance (EPS-IA). The 2013 results reflect a modest decrease in the amount of post-industrial pounds recycled and a substantial increase in the number of post-consumer pounds recycled.
More than 125 million pounds of EPS was recycled during 2013. This figure includes 72.8 million pounds of post-commercial and post-consumer packaging and 54.5 million pounds of post-industrial recovery. Since 1991, EPS recycling has demonstrated stable, incremental growth and steady end-use market developments. This growth can be attributed to innovative and sustainable programs specifically geared to EPS recycling.
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