Polystyrene Recycling Queensland

Queensland's Number One Recycler of Expanded Polystyrene

About Polystyrene

  • Polystyrene foam reduces damage to goods in transit by as much as 10%.
  • Also known as EPS (expanded polystyrene), white foam is made up of 98% air and only 2% polystyrene.
  • It is an excellent thermal insulator and the effective application of EPS insulation could cut carbon dioxide emissions by up to 50%
  • Recycled, it can be made into an amazing variety of products.

The Expanded Polysterene (EPS) Lifecycle

Download the EPS Lifecycle - Recycling and Resource Recovery flyer here

Polystyrene Recycling

Expanded Polystyrene is completely recyclable. Over the past decade, REPSA has established a National Collection Network to facilitate EPS recycling in Australia, including Polystyrene Recycling Queensland. There are a variety of uses recycled EPS can be put to:

  • EPS can be granulated and mixed in with virgin material to make new products and some grades of EPS insulation board and block moulded EPS can incorporate recycled content.
  • EPS granulate can also be used on its own and mixed in with plaster or concrete to make a lightweight building material.
  • Used EPS can be ground and mixed with soil and compost to promote aeration. Studies confirm that plant growth is enhanced with this aeration.
  • EPS can also be melted and converted to General Purpose Polystyrene (GPPS) pellets and used to manufacture simple polystyrene products such as coat hangers, video cassette and cd casings, stationery items and plant pots.