EPS Industry Alliance Introduces Interactive Map to Boost Polystyrene Recycling

Map lists more than 1,000 locations.

February 1, 2013
Recycling Today Staff

The EPS Industry Alliance has developed an interactive Reuse and Recycling map that seeks to help individuals find companies that will take in the EPS for recycling.

According to a release, the EPS Reuse and Recycling Map was designed to be intuitive and comprehensive. For easy distinction loose fill drop-off centers are displayed with a red icon and locations that handle other EPS packaging are blue. Locations can be filtered by zip code as well as by the type of EPS packaging the facility handles. The map has more than 1,050 EPS drop-off locations nationwide.

In a press release, the EPS Industry Alliance says it has developed several other tools to help consumers locate local EPS collection centers. Loose fill reuse centers have been provided with business card inserts displaying a QR code that, when scanned with a smart phone or tablet, will direct to the EPS Reuse and Recycling map. The cards can be reproduced and included in packages that contain EPS loose fill. Participating businesses will be clearly labeled as loose fill drop-off locations by a newly designed, eye-catching window sticker.