EPS/airpop® packaging can be recycled in many ways after use and thus protects valuable resources. Through simple melting processes, EPS packaging can be transformed into polystyrene and used to manufacture new plastic products.
After use, many Styrofoam® packaging materials find new application as insulating materials in buildings, where they reduce energy consumption and the CO₂ load.
If EPS packaging is not recycled, it can be used in modern combined heat and power plants to generate district heating. In this thermal recycling process, 1 kg EPS replaces 1.7 liters of heating oil and thus makes a significant contribution to conserving resources.
Are plastics climate-friendly?
Since EPS consists of 98 % air and only 2 % polystyrene, the material saves resources in a special way. At the same time, it performs exceptionally well. The lighter a vehicle is, the less petrol it needs. Of course, this also applies to the transport of products. This is why our particularly lightweight EPS packaging contributes directly to the fact that transporters, for example, consume less fuel. Due to the insulating properties of EPS packaging, especially for food, no additional cooling is necessary. This saves energy, protects the environment and reduces CO2 emissions. Airpop® (EPS) molded parts also save energy when insulating heating pipes or roller shutter boxes, thus protecting our climate.