The Excellence in EPS Recycling Award was created to recognize outstanding achievements and best practices in foam recycling, including special initiatives, innovation and technology advancement. The award also heightens EPS recycling awareness and serves as a model for others to improve their programs. EPS-IA welcomes entries from businesses, schools, government and non-profit agencies, civic or volunteer organizations and individuals.
Plastilite Corporation was one of seven companies that were recoginzed for their recycling efforts at the EPS-IA’s annual conference. Plastilite has recycled 100% of their EPS waste for several years but wanted to expand their outreach to the local community. They installed an outdoor EPS recycling drop –off bin by their warehouse for local residents and partnered with the Henry Doorly Zoo to recycle the EPS coolers used to ship the animals food. Plastilite also partnered with them on their Party for the Planet event. Their first year of community outreach efforts resulted in recycling nearly 10 tons of EPS.