Recycled-EPS Interior Molding
Timbron’s recycled content has been certified by Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) as 75% post-consumer and 15% pre-consumer. Since its inception, Timbron has partnered with industrial facilities that produce large supplies of waste polystyrene—most of which is packaging, qualifying as “post-consumer” because the businesses that supply it are the intended end-users. Timbron provides the businesses with a densifier to compact the waste and transports the material to its California facility. In addition to expanded polystyrene (EPS), the company collects general-purpose polystyrene (GPPS, the clear plastic used in CD cases) and high-impact polystyrene (HIPs, a ubiquitous material used for everything from radio knobs to clear-plastic drinking cups).
The company, which has recycled more than 40 million pounds (18 million kg) of waste plastic since 2000, plans on recycling 12 million pounds (5.4 million kg) of polystyrene this year. It is currently exploring ways to incorporate household-generated EPS waste. “We try to walk our talk,” Timbron’s environmental stewardship representative, Heather Gadonniex, told
Published February 1, 2007
Piepkorn, M. (2007, February 1). Recycled-EPS Interior Molding. Retrieved from https://www.buildinggreen.com/product-review/recycled-eps-interior-molding