The White Stuff – Naughty or Nice?

EPS Recycling at ICA
 

The White Stuff Makes the Nice List!

No, we are not referring to what falls from the sky, but to the product that is commonly called “Styrofoam™”. Styrofoam is actually a Dow trade name and it is blue in color. The white stuff is actually called EPS, expanded polystyrene. Along with the misconception of its name, it also has a lot of misguided information surrounding it, making it a target for the Naughty List. The biggest misconception is that it is not recyclable. EPS is an inexpensive, extraordinary product solution for many applications and it is indeed recyclable! We here at ICA recycle approximately 800 tractor trailer loads of EPS every year. We incorporate the grind back into our product. We even capture the dust and make densified cubes that are made into various products, such as park benches, picture frames, fencing and more.

It seems a bit unfair to put EPS foam on the Naughty List due to ill-informed misconceptions. So, during this gift-giving season, watch out for the white stuff and do not cry – EPS foam does indeed recycle very nicely!

 

Recycle EPS!

Here at ICA, the public can drop off clean, dry, tape- & label-free EPS foam at our location Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Insulation Company of America
2571 Mitchell Avenue
Allentown, PA 18103
610-791-4200

Please refer to our RECYCLING RULES before bringing foam.

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This article was posted on December 27, 2017, by Insulation Corporation of America (ICA) – a Women-Owned manufacturer of Geofoam and Expanded Polystyrene (EPS), which is commonly but mistakenly referred to as Styrofoam™. ICA is located in Allentown, PA and services the entire Mid-Atlantic Region from Virginia to Maine to Ohio.