Environmental Benefits

Expanded Polystyrene, EPS, is a closed cell rigid foam plastic material. It is lightweight, strong and resilient, non-corrosive, dimensionally stable, and recyclable.

No CFC's, HCFC's, or HFC's

Unlike many other plastic-foam products, PaceMaker EPS contains no environmentally harmful chlorofluorocarbons (CFC's), hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC's), or hydrofluorocarbons, (HFC's) which have been shown to be harmful to the earth's ozone layer.

Recyclable

EPS is recycled in several ways. The rigid product can be mechanically broken apart, making a lightweight, granular product that may be blended into new products or into basic resin.

Landfills

EPS is inert and stable. It will not leach out toxic chemicals, heavy metals or create dangerous decomposition gases. In landfills EPS helps to keep the ground stable. This is important when the land is reclaimed for development, including parks ball fields, etc. All polystyrene products make up less than 1% of the total landfills. Paper on the other hand makes up 40% of the solid waste in landfills.

Waste to Energy Safe

EPS provides a clean source for WTE incineration systems. The simple chemical make-up of EPS is carbon and hydrogen, elements found in wood and other organic materials. EPS ash is non-toxic; no unsafe chemicals or heavy metals are produced when burned as a fuel.

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