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EPS Waffle pod Slabs

The inclusion of EPS Pods in a slab adds an insulation benefit up to R 1.0 (w/mK thermal resistance), improving the energy efficiency of a home.

For over a decade expanded polystyrene Pods have been improving the construction of domestic housing slabs, making them safer and cost effective. EPS Pods have contributed to a revolution in slab construction methods. Enabling stronger better-engineered slabs to be constructed faster and cost effectively over traditional methods. Much of the back-breaking manual work associated with traditional concreting of house slabs has been eliminated.

EPS pods are unaffected by water. They are safer as there are no trenches to cave in during construction or in rainy weather. Not only does this save time and work in restoring the trenches it eliminates the uncertainty of maintaining the correct beam widths and thicknesses. It also removes the uncertainty of completion time due to wet weather.

The inclusion of EPS Pods in a slab adds an insulation benefit up to R 1.0 (w/mK thermal resistance). This benefit reduces energy consumption in the house and when multiplied by the many houses that have used them has a significant effect on reducing greenhouse gas emissions thus making a very positive contribution to the environment.

Production of Expanded Polystyrene Pods

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This formality demonstrates our commitment to the distribution and clean up responsibilities by EPSA registered Pod manufacturers. When you purchase waffle pods from EPSA members, you can be always assured that they will act in accordance with this Code of Practice.

EPSA Pod Code of Practice

The EPSA Pod Code of Practice is a set of guidelines for the safe storage, transportation, and onsite management of EPS waffle pods developed by the Expanded Polystyrene Australia (EPSA) industry to ensure that these products are handled in a responsible and environmentally friendly manner.

The code covers a range of topics, including:

  • The use of approved tie-down methods to secure pods during transportation and storage.
  • The disposal of contaminated pods (pods that have been attached to concrete, metal, or other products).
  • The recycling of clean scrap pods.
  • The prevention of pods from blowing away in windy conditions.

Download a copy of the EPSA Pod Code of Practice below:


Waffle Pods for Concrete Slabs

EPSA member Foamex, provides an example of how they manufacture, recycle and re-purpose waffle pods.

Expanded polystyrene waffle pods have contributed to a revolution in slab construction methods, enabling stronger, better-engineered slabs to be constructed faster and more cost-effectively than traditional methods.

Recycling for Builders

There are a number of reasons why it is important for builders to recycle waffle pod scrap.

Environmental benefits

Waffle pods are made from expanded polystyrene (EPS), helps to reduce the demand for virgin EPS, which in turn helps to conserve natural resources and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Economic benefits

Recycling waffle pod scrap can save builders money. The cost of disposing of waste EPS can be high, and recycling can help to reduce these costs. Additionally, recycled EPS can be used to make new products, which supports a closed loop product process and a circular economy.

Compliance with regulations

In some jurisdictions, there are regulations that require builders to recycle waffle pod scrap. By recycling, builders can help to ensure that they follow these regulations.

Good corporate citizenship

Recycling waffle pod scrap is a good way for builders to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility. This can help to improve their reputation with customers and stakeholders.

If you have received EPSA recycling bags with your waffle pod delivery and need to understand the process for collection and pick up, please click the below link: