5 hottest plastics packaging issues now
by: Rick Lingle
Sustainability, Recycling, Materials
January 02, 2019
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The shortlist starts with #5, Eco-friendly expanded polystyrene is oxo-biodegradable and recyclable, which centers on news from Plastilite Corp. Founded in 1958 in Omaha, the company quickly expanded its manufacturing of expanded polystyrene (EPS) products such as picnic coolers and minnow buckets for retail markets into applications for commercial shipping cooler packaging. The company’s Integritemp division announced the introduction of patent-pending ReFoam, an environmentally friendly EPS that both oxo-biodegradable and recyclable that makes the often maligned EPS greener.