Expanded Polystyrene Recycling

Expanded Polystyrene is recyclable. Expanded Polystyrene Recycling provides information on different ways to recycle EPS.

Recycling Polystyrene

There are several ways to recycle polystyrene products.

  • Expanded Polystyrene can be granulated and mixed in with virgin material to make new products some grades of EPS insulation board and block moulded EPS can incorporate recycled content.
  • Expanded Polystyrene granulate can also be used on its own and mixed in with plaster or concrete to make a lightweight building material.
  • Used Expanded Polystyrene can be ground and mixed with soil and compost to promote aeration. Studies confirm that plant growth is enhanced with this aeration.
  • Expanded Polystyrene can also be melted and converted to General Purpose Polystyrene (GPPS) pellets and used to manufacture simple polystyrene products such as coat hangers, video cassette and cd casings, stationery items and plant pots.

Most retailers promote recycling or re-using of Expanded Polystyrene containers.

For example, click on Expanded Polystyrene Recycling

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