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Jun 13, 2019, 10:36 ET XPS Aged R-Values Recognized in the U.S. & Canada

With growing recognition of aged R-value for some foam plastics, and the use of updated test methods to account for long-term R-value, the U.S....


Mar 28, 2018, 10:00 ET Got Foam?® Recycle It!

It's time to realize that expanded polystyrene (EPS) is recyclable. So if you've "got foam" at home, get it to a curbside recycling bin, drop-off...


Dec 04, 2017, 14:51 ET Polystyrene: Recycle or Ban?

Expanded polystyrene (EPS) is a material you may see almost every day. It insulates your home, it keeps your food fresh, it ensures your packages...


Mar 01, 2017, 14:56 ET They Say It Can't Be Recycled

Expanded polystyrene (EPS) packaging, while often targeted by environmental groups, is at the forefront of recycling – providing education, creating...


Jan 18, 2017, 12:14 ET Expanded Polystyrene Industry Reacts to IKEA Announcement

Last month, IKEA issued a press release from CEO and President Peter Agnefjäll stating that they have "phased oil-based polystyrene" from their flat...


Apr 22, 2016, 02:59 ET OEHHA Agrees Styrene Is Not Polystyrene

Styrene is now one of 800 chemicals listed by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) as "known to the state" of California to...


Apr 20, 2016, 04:29 ET Polystyrene in the Bay Area

Under misguided pretenses, an ordinance targeting expanded polystyrene transport packaging was introduced at the San Francisco Board of Supervisor's...


Mar 29, 2016, 01:00 ET Helping Hawaii Keep Clean

Pacific Allied Products, a major plastics manufacturer located in Oahu, Hawaii, has been presented with the EPS Industry Alliance's 2016 Excellence...


Sep 15, 2014, 10:00 ET Recycling Rate for EPS Packaging Still on the Rise

The EPS Industry Alliance (EPS-IA) released its annual report documenting the amount of expanded polystyrene (EPS) recycled throughout the country....


Apr 03, 2014, 09:15 ET XPS Insulation Tests Confirm Diminished R-value When Exposed to Water Absorption

The EPS Industry Alliance (EPS-IA) recently completed a series of tests on extruded polystyrene (XPS) to examine the effects of moisture absorption...


Mar 20, 2014, 10:00 ET Better Communities Built with Recycling

The EPS Industry Alliance (EPS‐IA) has awarded the annual Excellence in EPS Recycling Award to ReFoamIt, a company that organizes foam recycling...


Nov 19, 2013, 10:26 ET Plastic Recycling's Gold Star Excellence in EPS Recycling Award accepting nominations

The EPS Industry Alliance is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Excellence in EPS Recycling Award. EPS-IA created the Excellence in EPS Recycling ...


Jul 08, 2013, 10:00 ET Plastics Recycling Goes Global

The International Expanded Polystyrene Alliance (INEPSA) has re-launched their website at www.epsrecycling.org with a number of new resources for...


Apr 30, 2013, 11:00 ET Hard to Recycle? Think Again

The EPS Industry Alliance (EPS-IA) awarded the Excellence in EPS Recycling Award to Dart Container Corporation at the 2013 EPS EXPO in Cincinnati in...


Mar 12, 2013, 10:43 ET EPS Industry Alliance Welcomes New Members

The EPS Industry Alliance (EPS-IA) recently welcomed Takashima USA and Sunchem Evergreen Chemicals USA as its two newest members. Traditionally, the...


Feb 13, 2013, 09:45 ET New Award Honors Recycling Ingenuity

The EPS Industry Alliance has created a new annual award to recognize advancements in expanded polystyrene (EPS) recycling. The Excellence in EPS...


Jan 28, 2013, 09:00 ET Recycling Services at Your Fingertips

The EPS Industry Alliance has developed a new resource to assist those seeking to recycle expanded polystyrene (EPS) packaging. An interactive Reuse...