Our Environmental Goals
1. Zero EPS waste to landfill
2. Produce EPS products that are for long-term use, such as insulating materials, void forms and Koolfoam Geofoam.
3. Reduce the consumption of oil-based virgin raw material in our production
4. Only use raw material with Poly FR Fire Retardant.
Our Reduce – Recover – Recycle Commitment
We offer a pre-cut service to reduce EPS waste on site.
We collect clean EPS waste from our customers for recycling.
We recycle recovered EPS waste into new Koolfoam products, or ingots for use in other consumer goods.
Our Recycling Collection Programme
Every project we engage in becomes part of our recycling programme. We send recycling bags out to every site we work with – free of charge – for our customers to fill with polystyrene waste. We collect these filled bags and bring them back to our facilities where we repurpose the scraps.
Every month we recycle between 350-400 m3 of EPS waste.
There are two main ways we recycle recovered EPS:
Most of our own waste, plus that which we recover from our customers, is processed through our custom grinder. This process breaks the polystyrene into small chunks which can then be blended with virgin material and re-moulded into SL grade blocks. These blocks are then re-cut into various void form shapes, such as the Koolfoam Solid Eco Pod.
Any polystyrene waste not used for blending is compacted. Our process crushes the air out of our scrap waste, reducing the volume by 40 times and forming polystyrene ingots. These ingots are then re-processed by other manufacturers into hard plastic products, such as coat hangers and picture frames.