“Thinking Clean, Acting Green,” is EPS-IA’s new comprehensive EPS Sustainability Toolkit designed especially for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). TheToolkit includes a step-by-step guide on how to implement an EPS recycling program and a full lifecycle analysis that quantifies environmental impacts associated with EPS manufacturing and distribution. It even includes a packaging insert that can be used to educate consumers about the recyclable properties of EPS.
- Environmental Profile Analysis
- PS: Think Recycling - A How-To Guide on EPS Recycling
- EPS Packaging Insert
- EPS Sustainability Checklist
- Annual EPS Recycling Rate Report
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EPS is playing an important role in sustainability. Because of its versatility EPS offers significant efficiencies in design and development, product assembly and distribution costs. Products packaged in EPS result in lower damage rates which can be measured in environmental terms – in re-manufacturing, re-transportation and disposal of the original product.
EPS-IA commissioned an extensive study, the EPS Life Cycle Analysis Report, conducted by Franklin Associates, Ltd. The report quantifies resource use, taking into account all the benefits, energy costs and emissions to air, water and soil required to produce and manufacture EPS from cradle-to-grave. The study offers full disclosure of EPS properties and environmental implications.
EPS-IA is continuously creating awareness about EPS and EPS recycling, producing informative materials, reports and presentations for all industries touched by EPS. One such report—the EPS Sustainability Checklist—displays how EPS meets five of the seven definitions for sustainable packaging based on criteria set by the Sustainable Packaging Coalition.