In this episode of Plastics Revolution with Tammy Ven Dan, Ecycle Solution's General Manager, Chris Tangey, discusses why Expanded Polystyrene, commonly used by many across Australia, is so hard to recycle. Thanks to Plastics Revolution and Tammy Ven Dange for the opportunity to feature on her podcast. Discover Plastics Revolution here.
Chris Tangey of Ecycle Solutions details a hot melt solution to the accelerating problem of expanded polystyrene. While demand for expanded polystyrene (EPS) is growing rapidly, recycling rates are still relatively low. On average, Australia consumes 47,000 tonnes of EPS a year, with a recovery rate of 29 per cent, according to the 2018 National Waste Report. According to Chris [...]
This article was originally published by Sustainability Matters The demand for Expanded Polystyrene is rapidly increasing, but businesses are failing to take responsibility for the recycling of this vital waste stream. Businesses can no longer ignore Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) as a major waste stream. It is time that their social conscience drives the change needed to prevent EPS waste [...]
Councils can benefit from less waste going to landfill, lower disposal costs. Ecycle Solutions is helping regional and city councils around Australia reduce pressure on landfill through innovative e-waste collection, recycling and disposal services. Ecycle collects redundant computers, printers and TVs, as well as Expanded Polystyrene (EPS), a highly toxic material used in packaging of white and brown goods. In [...]
Councils and communities save money and help the planet with expanded polystyrene (EPS) disposal. Ecycle Solutions General Manager Chris Tangey is passionate about the recycling potential of EPS. Turning foam packaging into photo frames and building products – and saving organisations up to 70 per cent in disposal costs – reinforces the power of recycling. ‘EPS is a huge [...]