It has been estimated that the effective application of EPS insulation could cut carbon dioxide emissions by up to 50%.
EPS in Building
Expanded Polystyrene is widely used in many everyday building and construction situations where its light weight, strength and thermal insulation characteristics provide cost effective high performance solutions.
EPS in The Environment
Expanded Polystyrene's superior thermal insulation properties make a positive contribution to the environment.
EPS in Packaging
Expanded Polystyrene makes an ideal choice as a packaging medium due to its light weight and thermal insulation properties and ability to be custom moulded to virtually any shape or form imaginable.
2020/21 Annual Report
EPSA’s 2020/21 Annual Report is here! You can access by clicking on the link below:
Department provides guidance on Export Waste Plastic License
Further to concerns around the new process of applying for a license to export waste plastics, the Department has provided a summary of the documents and requirements for applicants. The list can be found here.
We continue to work on this issue and will provide information to members as it becomes available.
Department clarifies Government’s National Plastics Plan position
In a significant win for the sector, the Department has moved to clarify the Government’s position regarding the National Plastics Plan by producing this fact sheet on EPS.
We will continue to keep our members updated on developments as we receive them.
2019/20 Annual Report
EPSA’s 2019/20 Annual Report is here! You can access by clicking on the link below:
2019/20 Airpop Pod Code of Conduct
We are pleased to launch our 2019/20 Code of Conduct for EPSA Pod moulders. This sets out the distribution and clean up responsibilities across all parts of the Pod supply chain from initial supply of the product, to management of the product on site and collection of scrap. We are proud of our commitment to safe and responsible management of our product and all EPSA Pod moulders comply with this code. You can find the code here.
CLADDING CAMPAIGN: For information on our cladding campaign please check out these flyers
EPS Cladding in the construction sector
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Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) is used in packaging, building insulation and safety equipment. It is a highly valued product due to its durability, versatility, sterility, thermal insulation, shock absorbency and recyclability.
EPS is produced in a wide range of densities providing a varying range of physical properties. These are matched to the various applications where the material is used to optimise its performance and strength.
Recycling guidelines and requirements
Please read the EPSA recycling guidelines and requirements prior to contacting our members.