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why EPS

Responsible lightweight packaging

With about a quarter of all edible food getting spoiled each year during transport, insulating & protective packing can dramatically reduce damage and waste with a resulting major positive impact on the environment, especially when recycled. EPS recycling facilities are available in many parts of the continent.

EPS is about 98% air providing high insulation and strength-to-weight ratios that minimize fuel and transportation impacts. And numerous Environmental Impact Analyses reported that its impacts are lower than most comparable packaging materials.

Insulated Transport Packaging Solutions by Aqua-Pak

Engineered for flawless performance.

The main objective of transport packaging is to preserve and protect a product from damage all the way to delivery to the consumer. Choosing the right packaging material requires a balance of many factors, including food-contact & moisture considerations, insulation, ease of handling & stack-ability, weight, cushioning characteristics, customer requirements, cost and more. EPS packaging offers a broad range of physical properties to meet the many challenges of protection and distribution.

Why choose EPS over pulp or cardboard?

Recycling EPS

EPS can be recycled, we do it!

Our customers can return clean & segregated #6 white Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) rigid foam to us and we’ll take care of the rest. Your EPS will be recycled for re-use in a variety of different applications, from construction and landscaping to packaging and picture frames.

Please ensure the following before drop-off:

  • EPS must be clean and free of any other materials
  • Remove any contents, glue, paper, tape, cardboard, staples etc.
  • We don’t accept other polystyrene products such as cups, plates, meat trays, egg trays, packing peanuts, colored XPS, flexible foams nor non-foam polystyrene plastics such as yogurt containers, silverware and plastic bags or films