Friday, Apr 22, 2022, is Earth Day! This internationally recognized day has been celebrated since 1970. Actions from those participating have led to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency, the Clean Water Act, and protections for endangered species in the United States. At Plymouth Foam, an Altor Solutions company, we strive to make “earth day” every day by embracing sustainability. Still, we also don’t like to let the official day pass without recognition!
It is not just Plymouth Foam or Altor Solutions that embraces sustainability; it is the EPS foam industry as a whole. The EPS Industry website states, “[the] EPS Industry is committed to environmental stewardship encompassing recycled content, life cycle analysis, and continuous improvement in manufacturing efficiencies.” Indeed, if you have been following us for a long time, you will know how much Plymouth Foam, and Altor Solutions, promotes recycling EPS foam. We, of course, have a recycling collection site at our Plymouth location, but the EPS Industry website also hosts a locator to find different drop-off sites near you.
Plymouth Foam and Altor Solutions produce biodegradable EPS foam solutions. The intention of using these products is that individuals and businesses who cannot (or will not) make it to a recycling facility are still using a responsible option. The product is designed to anaerobically biodegrade in landfills while still offering the lightweight, high strength protection that makes EPS foam an excellent packaging choice.
EPS foam, particularly in insulation, also helps new construction meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) guidelines and earn credits.
If you are interested in learning how EPS foam can help your business meet or exceed its sustainability goals, we would love to speak with you! Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep being green!