Don’t you hate the waste regarding packaging? While cardboard and some wrapping paper is reusable and recyclable in many ways, foam is often not so easy. Most foam and plastic packing materials end up in the landfill or worse yet in our oceans.
Part of a sustainable property is finding ways to reuse things that you end up with. Expanded Polystyrene Foam (EPS) is one of those things that show up in abundance, especially around the holidays. It is used for packing many things, is light and cheap to produce. You can recognize EPS by the small balls of compressed foam that make up this material. EPS takes up space in landfills, lasts forever and is not easy to re-use on your own property.
If you live in central Wisconsin and want to recycle it you are in luck. A local company accepts clean, used EPS and it turns it into new products almost immediately. Styrene Products Inc. is located in Schofield, Wisconsin and you can get more information on drop-off times at styreneproducts.com