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FACTS

  • Plastic loose fill can be reused.


  • Over 30% of all EPS loose fill is reused.


  • The minimum recycled content in EPS loose fill is 25%.


  • Post-consumer recycled-content EPS loose fill is sold throughout the United States.


  • There are hundreds of collection sites for EPS loose fill in the US.


  • Collection centers report that, on average, 50% of their loose fill needs are met with reusable loose fill donated by consumers.


  • EPS loose fill is non-toxic, inert and made without chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs).


  • EPS loose fill is less than 1/4 of 1% of landfill volume.


  • EPS loose fill is over 99.6% air.


  • It takes 40% to 50% less energy to make EPS loose fill than to make a comparable amount of paper packaging.


  • Atmospheric emissions from the production of polystyrene are only 1/2 to 1/3 of those from the production of a comparable amount of paper.


  • Waste water volume from polystyrene production is 1/3 of that resulting from producing a comparable amount of paper.
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