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.
Want to learn more about:
Plastic Loose Fill Council/AFPR, 1298 Cronson Blvd., Ste 201, Crofton, MD 21114