Expanded Polystyrene Packaging Prevents Waste
We must remember the key role of protective packaging - to provide the critical cushion protection that keeps energy-intensive finished products from being damaged and landfilled. Expanded polystyrene provides many key protection packaging benefits:
- Absorbs shocks & vibration
- Protects temperature-sensitive food and medical shipments
- Lightweight saves fuel during shipping
- Less energy intensive and requires reduced packaging over alternate materials (cardboard)
- Less air/water pollution than alternate materials
- Protects energy-intensive products from damage/disposal
- Available in a range of densities & strengths to create the ideal packaging protection
- Environmentally sound, 100% recyclable!
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Life Cycle Analysis evaluates the cradle to grave impact of products on the environment. Despite common perceptions, the environmental impact of expanded polystyrene is lower than cardboard when a Life Cycle Analysis is conducted. The following Analysis compares three packaging options of a 32" LCD TV. EPS packaging clearly has lower energy consumption and CO2 emissions than both of the cardboard packaging options.
Cardboard Case 1 = recycled core and new linter. Cardboard Case 2 = recycled core & recycled liner.
A comparison of U.S. landfills volume for polystyrene containers and packaging com- pared to paper and paperboard containers and packaging provides facts about landfill contents.
Polystyrene containers and packaging comprise only 0.2%, while paper and paperboard containers and packaging are responsible for 11%.
The disposal of paper in landfills and subsequent decomposition results in methane gas being released. Methane gas is a greenhouse gas that is over 20 times more effective in trapping heat in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide.
Data from: Municipal Solid Waste in the United States: 2007 Facts and Figures United States Environmental Protection Agency Office of Solid Waste (5306P) EPA530-R-08-010 November 2008.