Foam Recycling Criteria

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Not all materials are well suited for recycling. Post-consumer foam packaging must be clean and free of tape, film and cardboard. Expanded polystyrene made with a fire retardant additive, typically used in the manufacture of foam building insulation, requires special reprocessing conditions. To enhance collection efforts and maximize the investment in recycling equipment, AFPR recycling locations concentrate on large volume, commercial sources of post-consumer foam. Some locations also offer consumer drop-off access.

Foam is renowned for its superior performance properties, which makes it one of the most efficient packaging materials available. It’s light weight reduces fuel and shipping costs while its insulating and cushioning properties protect both agricultural perishables and durable goods during transit.

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