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DEBATE OVER EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE RECYCLING

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  Since the Dow Chemical Company (Midland, Michigan) invented it in 1941, Americans are in love with polystyrene foam, or foam. The material throughout our facilities, to seek society has become almost impossible to avoid. It has a take-away meals, hot coffee from the cache hand, pipe insulation, cushions and bicycle helmets.

  Over time, this sentiment has turned against in some respects, and calls for the elimination of foam recently intensified. Environmentalists in EPS decades mention angered, and claimed that it was difficult or impossible to recycle; there are few post-consumer material for the market; and it does not decompose landfill. EPS Insiders said that these recycling argument is outdated and incorrect. More than 140 companies in the United States currently recycled EPS or products manufactured from recycled foam, and these figures are likely to grow.

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  EPS is not always recycled, but that is the situation in their recovery become mainstream consumer than other packaging materials. Considering shelf-stable and refrigerated containers, which until the past decade has not been widely recycled. Now about 50 percent of US households have access to polystyrene recycling.

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