EPS vs Cardboard Packaging
1. EPS requires just one-sixth the energy it takes to produce cardboard.
2. Critical airflow volume shows EPS has a lower air pollution total.
3. You would have to produice up to 20 times more EPS to cahieve the same level of water pollution as cardboard.
4. EPS has a lower global warming potential (GWP) than cardboard.
5. Waste volume of EPS is higher than cardboard, but recycling technologies are lowering these figures at an increasing rate.
* Study by BASF