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Is EPS Insulation Recyclable?

Expanded polystyrene (EPS) is a common insulating material that has a bad reputation. EPS is notorious for how long it takes to biodegrade and its difficult recycling process. For buildings, EPS is a commonly used insulation solution. For facilities striving to be green, it’s important to exercise good source control and follow through with best practices when you are replacing insulation. Are you able to recycle EPS? Inconsistent Laws on EPS Recycling There is little consensus when it comes to the recyclability of EPS materials. Municipalities are split down the middle on this issue. New York City passed a ban…

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