EPS Life Cycle – Global Warming

The environmental impact of expanded polystyrene (EPS) products are closely monitored by the EPS Industry Alliance. A recent EPS life cycle inventory (LCI) report highlights the carbon footprint of EPS packaging. 

When compared to many daily activities, EPS life cycle impacts may be lower than you think. In fact, driving your car 31 miles has a similar carbon footprint to making one ton of EPS packaging. One ton of EPS packaging is equivalent to approximately one tractor trailer load. 

As a team, Plymouth Foam (PF) believes it is our responsibility to prioritize sustainability and environmental stewardship. In our industry, we continue to make strides towards a better tomorrow for our environment. 

Alongside the EPS Industry Alliance, we are “committed to environment stewardship encompassing recycled content, life cycle analysis and continuous improvement in manufacturing efficiencies.”

Global Warming infographic

Read more: Packaging Life Cycle Sustainability

PF is committed to making the best environmentally responsible decisions, especially when it comes to the types of products we buy and the types of packaging we use. Contact Plymouth Foam directly at sales@plymouthfoam.com for a collaborative solution to meet your packaging and temperature sensitive storage needs.