Recycled styrene in sustainable packaging

In recent years, PS packaging has grown considerably in many industries. This is mainly due to their positive features such as lightweight, insulating properties, versatility and low cost. Polystyrene is found in many packaging and consumer products; Styrofoam packaging (EPS expanded to 98% air), yogurt pots and PS protection.

Polystyrene is found in many packaging and consumer products; Styrofoam packaging (EPS expanded to 98% air), yogurt cups and PS protection.

Types of containers and packaging (source: Recyc-Québec)

  • Protecting packaging in expanded PS (EPS)
    Molded or flat shapes used to protect fragile objects from breakage during transportation
  • Food packaging or food container in expanded PS (EPS)
    Sanitary and insulated containers used in food service, such as coffee glasses and cups
  • Packaging or food container from extruded PS (XPS)
    Sanitary and insulated food packaging such as meat trays and flap-top containers
  • Package or containers made of high-impact PS "HIPS PS" – HIPS
    Thermoformed or injection molded containers such as mushroom trays, yogurt cups in single portion packs and disposable tableware
  • Standard General Purpose PS Pack or Container – GPPS
    Injection molded containers: thermoformed containers with flap-top covers such as bakery containers and CD and DVD cases
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