In 2020, Atlas Molded Products revitalized its commitment to sustainability since we recognized the future of our industry is predicated on our ability to find sustainable solutions that ensure future generations can meet their economic needs. Join us on our exciting journey to advance the sustainability of molded polystyrene!
Nationwide Recycling Collection
Over the past 10 years, expanded polystyrene (EPS) packaging has maintained a 28% national average recycling rate, which continues to grow as technology advances and additional recycling resources become available. In 2020, Atlas Molded Products alone recycled 16 million pounds of EPS through post-consumer and post-industrial channels.
As part of our dedication to sustainability, each of our manufacturing locations proudly accepts clean #6 EPS packaging for recycle. This material is processed into new applications such as hangers, plastic home goods, or craft foam. Due to varying hours of operations, please check with your local plant for details regarding drop-off hours and availability. (Provide a link to a separate page that spells this out for each facility - address, hours of drop-offs, location of the bin)
Product Solutions & Innovation
Expanded polystyrene is available in a variety of shapes and sizes providing high shock absorption, high thermal resistance, and high compressive strength for construction, packaging, and OEM applications. Due to its unique properties, it provides more effective protective packaging or thermal properties over other materials and was even selected by the Department of Defense as the exclusive material to ship the COVID-19 vaccines.
More recent technology has developed a resin that facilitates anaerobic biodegradation of material in biologically managed or wetter landfill conditions in 4 years. This innovative technology provides the same thermal and physical properties as typical EPS for applications such as protective packaging or cold chain applications.
Messaging & Advocacy
EPS contributes to a safer, healthier, and more energy-efficient society. Because of this, Atlas is dedicated to sustainability and supporting a circular economy. As an extension of our commitment, we provide support and guidance to our customers, supply chain partners, and local municipalities to increase EPS collection for recycle and limit the amount of material diverted to the landfill.