In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the EPS Industry Alliance is proud to shine a positive light on the role of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) packaging to deliver the highly anticipated vaccine.
To date, this pandemic has impacted millions of people throughout the world. As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread, we seek protection. Protection by wearing masks. Protection by hand washing. And, protection through social distancing.
We now seek protection through the vaccine.
The world watched as the first shipping containers were wheeled into hospitals and healthcare facilities. The vials within those boxes offered a sign of hope that life, as we know it, could return to normal.
The vaccine’s critical properties were kept at a tightly controlled temperature, made possible by a custom molded EPS shipping container. Here in the United States one of our industry partners, Foam Fabricators, assisted in the cold chain solution.
EPS packaging is the gold standard for pharmaceutical and life science products; it maintains product safety, security and temperature stability throughout the cold chain delivery process. Learn more about EPS Cold Chain Solutions.
EPS Industry Alliance is working with healthcare providers to identify recycling opportunities for the virus shipping containers. To find out about EPS recycling solutions in your area, contact an EPS-IA recycling coordinator directly.
As a proud member of the EPS Industry Alliance here is a link to learn about our industry wide commitment to sustainability and more details behind the vaccine story, check out https://epsindustry.org/eps-sustainability.
There are vitally important qualities that EPS brings to not only this product but many other products and applications. If you thought you knew EPS, please think again.
We are grateful to play a part in delivering the hope that the vaccine brings as we all embrace the New Year ahead.