Recycling is at the core of who we are as a company. We have used over 145 million pounds of recycled EPS content in our products. (EPS is so lightweight that one million pounds will cover a football field from goal post to goal post over 50 feet deep!) Our goal is to help you easily recycle your products.
EPS (Expanded Polystyrene), Packing Peanuts, Loose fill
FP International recycles polystyrene foam (EPS) packaging at three locations in the United States. Contact one of our FP International plants directly for recycling hours and directions:
FP US recycle locations.
All UPS Stores will accept packing peanuts or loosefill. Our FLO-PAK® and SUPER 8® loosefill products can be returned for recycling to locations listed on the Alliance of Foam Packaging Recyclers (AFPR)
web site: www.epspackaging.org/info.html
FP International seeks clean EPS (Styrofoam), the white foam used to protect VCRs, TVs and other fragile items during shipment. The EPS is processed and used to make new FLO-PAK® loosefill packaging. Our FLO-PAK® and SUPER 8® loosefill products can be returned for reuse at over 1,500 locations listed in Plastic Loosefill Council's Peanut Hotline (800-828-2214) or visit www.loosefillpackaging.com.
We accept passenger vehicle amounts of clean household EPS (plastics code #6) that is not contaminated with other materials or waste (such as food, metal, pebbles, and dirt, corrugated, wood, paper or any other plastic). It will be accepted loose in bags, in boxes or any other manner that effectively contains the material for ease of loading or unloading. All loosefill must be bagged separately. All loosefill shapes and colors will be accepted.
Wet, dirty EPS will NOT be accepted. All tape, labels or bar coding stickers must be removed. Any painted EPS or EPS glued to corrugated cardboard will NOT be accepted.
There is no charge to drop off passenger vehicle amounts of EPS between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, at an FP International plant that accepts EPS - FP US recycle locations.
Companies with large amounts of commercial EPS packaging (truckload/48' semi quantities) should contact Polymer Sciences (PSI).
Plastic Air Cushions, LDPE 4
Many FP air cushion products such as CELL-O®, NOVUS® and PILLOW PAK® air cushions, can be recycled curbside in a limited but growing number of communities. Now many of your local, environmentally friendly grocery stores are also accepting our deflated air cushions along with their recycled grocery bags.
We are excited to announce that Safeway, Inc. Grocery Stores is accepting our deflated air cushions in their plastic bag recycling program. You can learn more about Safeway's environmental programs at safeway.com/planet/.
You can find out where to recycle plastic bags in your area by visiting PlasticBagRecycling.org.
Our FASTTrack PAPER PAK'R® paper can be recycled curbside in most communities. You can learn about curbside recycling programs in your area by visiting http://earth911.com/.