HSV initiates and supports schemes that promote the collection and recycling of particle foams, so that this valuable material is reused and doesn’t end up in our ecosystem. Discover more about the recycling of EPS (airpop) fish boxes, the special characteristics of 98% air, how the industry uses natural resources economically and how we contribute to the circular economy.
EPS (airpop) fish boxes and products are 100% recyclable!
EPS, also known as tempex, expanded polystyrene or airpop engineered air, is 98% air and only 2% raw materials. EPS fish boxes and products are 100% recyclable! The material is ideal for recycling and reuse. After recycling, the material is used to make new products or packaging materials, which can subsequently be recycled and reused over and over, without loss of quality.
EPS meets the European definition of a ‘recyclable product’
Recyclable products are designed in such a way that they can be collected, sorted and recycled cost-effectively.
EPS and the circular economy | economical with natural resources
We must use natural resources economically. EPS is a mono material, and consists of 98% air. To recycle the material and to reuse it, EPS waste is checked after collection and sorted into airpop packaging materials and construction EPS . In principle, EPS can be endlessly recycled with no loss of quality – provided that the waste flow does not become contaminated.
There are various channels for collecting the material for reuse, for both the domestic and business markets. Collection takes place directly via, for example, suppliers or domestic appliances and consumer electronics, via municipal waste collection facilities and companies that specialise in the collection of construction and demolition waste. This perfectly aligns with the circular economy.