The Association of Plastic Recyclers
  • PS/EPS

    PS/EPS

Polystyrene (PS)

PREFERRED

Recycled PS (rPS) Content

The use of postconsumer PS in all packages and items is encouraged to the maximum amount technically and economically feasible.

DETRIMENTAL

None listed

RENDERS NON-RECYCLABLE

None listed

REQUIRES TEST RESULTS

Blends of PS and other resins designed to enhance properties in the intended first use with unknown residual effects in future uses of the recovered resin. No test methods currently exist for PS. However, Critical Guidance Protocol for Clear PET Resins and Molded Articles (PET-CG-01) may be adapted, substituting PS for PET and using ambient temperature water with no detergent.

DEFINITIVE TEST


Expanded Polystyrene (EPS)

PREFERRED

Recycled EPS (rEPS) Content

The use of postconsumer PS in all packages and items is encouraged to the maximum amount technically and economically feasible.

DETRIMENTAL

None listed

RENDERS NON-RECYCLABLE

None listed

REQUIRES TEST RESULTS

None listed

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