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Industry Body

We are 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.

Originally established as Recycling Expanded Polystyrene Australia (REPSA), we rebranded to Expanded Polystyrene Australia (EPSA) in 2009. This name better reflects our mission: representing all facets of the EPS industry. Our commitment to recycling took a significant leap forward in 2023 with the launch of the StyroCycle program. This initiative places drop-off bins at manufacturing sites, making it easy for the community to responsibly dispose of their clean expanded polystyrene packaging waste. Promptly repurposed, this waste transforms into new products, like insulation for energy-efficient buildings.

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.

EPSA Objectives

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