EPS is a lightweight and economical packaging material. It offers excellent protection and insulation, making it ideal for the storage and transport of fragile and expensive items, especially electronic goods. Made of 2% plastic and 98% air, it can reduce the cost of goods transport which in turn can help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
However, as the consumption of packaged goods increases, millions of tonnes of EPS waste is being sent to landfill each year. EPS waste takes hundreds of years to breakdown and places strain on already limited landfill space.