Expanded Polystyrene (EPS): Boon or Bane

While no-one would deny its convenience, for waste managers, EPS is a challenge, for many of the same reasons that it is popular. It’s light and difficult to compact, so it fills up bins and collection vehicles quickly; and takes up a great deal of space if you try to bulk and haul it for recycling.

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The economic and technical difficulty in recycling EPS, combined with the long-term impacts of its littering and disposal implies that environmentally minded people – and perhaps governments – should perhaps avoid it altogether.

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