OMAHA, Neb. – April 14, 2016 – Plastilite Corporation, a manufacturer of insulated packaging products, recently joined the EPS Industry Alliance (EPS-IA) and in doing so, has become an official EPS foam drop-off and mail-back recycling location.
“At Plastilite we’re proud of the fact that we recycle 100% of our own EPS material, and have so for years,” said Barry Kriha, Director of Marketing at Plastilite Corporation. “Now we want to open up our recycling efforts to the public as being the area’s only drop-off EPS foam recycling site. We feel it’s important to give our community the same opportunity to have a positive impact on the environment.”
Expanded polystyrene (EPS foam), or Styrofoam as some people incorrectly call it, is used in a variety of ways, including coolers for shipping temperature sensitive products, packaging protection and home insulation. EPS foam is a readily recyclable material, which can be collected and reprocessed, and can be turned into products like picture frames, stuffing for beanbags, glue and surfboards.
Now that Plastilite Corporation is an official drop-off location, Omaha residents can leave their EPS foam products in a specially marked bin outside the local warehouse facility located at 4930 Battlefield Drive in Omaha. As one of only 30 mail-back recycling sites in the country, customers that are further away can mail-back their recyclable materials to that same address as well.
Currently, Plastilite Corporation offers the only EPS packaging recycle drop-off location in the state, and the next closest are 300 miles away in Ft. Madison, IA and El Dorado Springs, MO. Plastilite will continue to work toward adding more of these locations throughout the Omaha metro. Additionally, Plastilite hopes to work with local corporations to ensure that as much EPS material as possible is able to find its way to the reclamation and recycle process.
EPS material that can be dropped off and mailed back must have the recycle symbol on it with a number 6. Materials that can’t be dropped off are packaging peanuts, or food containers. For more information on what is accepted and how to prepare your EPS foam materials for recycling, please visit Plastilite website at www.plastilite.com/recycle.