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BEWiSynbra launches major EPS recycling initiative

#BEWiSynbra Circular’s mission is to collect and recycle #EPS material. Now it is launching ‘#Use-ReUse’, an initiative and concept to increase awareness of the benefits of #recycling EPS among both companies and the general public.




Expandable polystyrene, EPS, also called cellular foam, is used for packaging and insulation. BEWiSynbra has an annual capacity to produce 185,000 tonnes of EPS raw material.


‘For too long too much EPS has been incinerated, leading to unnecessary carbon dioxide emissions and waste. BEWiSynbra is determined to lead the change. We collect and recycle EPS so it can be reused,’ said Martin Bekken, managing director at BEWiSynbra Circular.


With the introduction of the concept ‘Use-ReUse’, the company aims to set a new industry standard for collecting and recycling EPS.


‘Environmental concerns are rising but few people and companies know how easy – and important it is to recycle EPS. The Use-ReUse initiative will make more people aware of this and at the same time, offer a solution for collecting and recycling at all levels. Recycling EPS leads to less emissions and better use of resources. By collecting EPS we avoid leaving waste in the wrong places,’ said Martin. ‘Use-ReUse is a long term project. We are trying to change people's and companies' behaviour and that takes time, but I am optimistic.’

 

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