About Us

Expanded Polystyrene Australia (EPSA) is the national industry body for all manufacturers and distributors of expanded polystyrene (EPS) products across Australia.

EPSA is the driving force for the EPS industry, working to achieve a positive perception of EPS, by highlighting the valuable contribution that EPS can make to both environmental sustainability and to businesses’ bottom line.  EPSA strives to make EPS the preferred material in both packaging and building and construction applications, thereby ensuring the continued success of this manufacturing sector in Australia.

EPSA was formerly known as Recycling Expanded Polystyrene Australia (REPSA) however the name changed to Expanded Polystyrene Australia (EPSA) in late 2009, to encompass the activities of all sectors of the EPS industry we represent. The REPSA name and logo has been retained for use in all EPS recycling related activities including the EPS Collection Centres.

EPSA currently has 23 members with manufacturing facilities across 41 sites throughout the country, representing Australia’s largest EPS manufacturers.  EPSA members include manufacturers of products ranging from packaging for fresh produce (fruit, vegetables, seafood) through to a wide variety of building and construction applications including insulated sandwich panels, domestic wall cladding systems and under slab void filler pods as well as the raw material resin suppliers.

Objectives

Objectives

  • To be the pre-eminent national industry body
  • To provide valued services to members
  • To build awareness and acceptance of expanded polystyrene
  • To promote the many and varied benefits of expanded polystyrene
  • To develop a national closed loop recycling system