EPS fish boxes: helping the environment in more than just one way.
Everyone enjoys some fresh fish every now and then. And everyone agrees that it’s tragic to waste fish or any other fresh foods while other people in the world go hungry. EPS is part of the solution.
EPS fishboxes are the market leading solution for the protection of fish and other seafood products from sea to sales counter across Europe thanks to their unrivalled combination of thermal performance, impact protection, stacking strength and proven eco-credentials. Not only that, but since EPS is 100% recyclable, these boxes can be infinitely recycled and put to good use. There are several innovative programmes across Europe to promote the re-use and recycling of EPS fish boxes in ports and fish markets.
In the Netherlands, for example, approximately 90% of fish boxes are recycled. This is due to the determination of Stybenex, the Dutch National Association of manufacturers of EPS products, which has been initiating and supporting schemes for optimal EPS recycling. The video here shows how the Dutch do it.
EPS fish boxes, like so many other EPS applications, are not only sustainable because they protect and keep fish fresh. The fact that they are almost endlessly recyclable also contributes to the circular economy and avoidance of waste in the environment.
Fish boxes are not the only example in the Netherlands. Hundreds of municipal collection points take back EPS post-consumer waste and EPS packaging collection trends have been showing a steady increase, too.