Global Recycling Access

The availability of EPS recycling and its specific modes of operation and access differ from country to country. This ensures the recycling infrastructure is best suited to the transportation and collection logistics, cultural influences and economics of each particular region; what works in one area may not be the best solution in another. Each country’s association provides information on how to access collection sites for consumers and businesses in the most economical and beneficial manner. Waste-to-energy (WTE) incineration is an accepted recycling method in many European and Asian countries and counts toward the overall recovery rate when calculating the recycling percentage.

To find out about EPS recycling in a specific location, select the correct region for more details.


The International Expanded Polystyrene Alliance Producers of expanded polystyrene (EPS) from Asia, Europe and North America formed the International EPS Alliance (INEPSA) in a bid to enhance EPS recycling and environmental standards.

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EPS Recycling

Recycling turns EPS that would otherwise become waste into valuable resources. There are four main waste reduction options for EPS packaging:

Reduce • Re-Use • Recycle • Recover

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The ability to conserve and protect valuable resources as well as reduce CO2 emissions are important environmental concerns in the current day and age. The packaging material EPS makes contributions towards conserving the environment in various ways.

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