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    June 1, 2009
    ACH Foam Technologies Outpaces Industry in EPS Recycling
    Nationwide - The recently released 2008 EPS Recycling Rate Report compiled by R.W. Beck for the Alliance of Foam Packaging Recyclers (AFPR) shows an industry-wide increase of total EPS recycling. Total EPS recycling for post-consumer and post-industrial EPS increased from 56.6 million pounds in 2006 to 69.4 million pounds in 2008, a 22.6% increase in total pounds recycled.

    ACH Foam Technologies reports a company-wide increase of post-consumer and post-industrial recycling growth by 50% over the past two years. ACH Foam has become more actively involved in assisting other companies with their recycling needs, as reflected by the company’s recycling efforts outpacing that of the industry.

    “We have taken a holistic approach to servicing our customers by not only offering our recycling capabilities but also serving as a valuable resource. We provide them with information about how to locate a large volume recycler when we are not able to accommodate their needs,” said Erich Brandt, Senior VP Sales & Marketing. “In addition, ACH Foam also provides training and resources to encourage our customers to set up their own collection process and will connect them with EPS recycling equipment manufacturers.”

    ACH Foam Technologies has been working with the Alliance of Foam Packaging Recyclers, which has put together a comprehensive sustainable packaging program that provides a step-by-step tool kit containing valuable recycling resources. Information for packaging & OEM customers about how to set up their own recycling program is included. The AFPR program has assisted companies such as Ethan Allen, GM, Crate & Barrel, NASA and NSA by providing them with recycling information and resources.

    ACH Foam Technologies’ plants are drop-off facilities for smaller quantities of post-consumer EPS packaging from any clean (non-food contaminated) source. ACH will refer consumers to the proper professional recycling facility when the quantities to be recycled surpass ACH’s capabilities. Those who don’t have access to a drop-off site are using different methods of recycling their EPS packaging, such as the mail-back program.

    For more information about the Alliance of Foam Packaging Recyclers or to download the 2008 Recycling Rate Report visit www.epspackaging.org.


    About ACH Foam Technologies

    For specifications, technical data and studies go to www.achfoam.com or call ACH Foam Technologies at 800.525.8697.For over four decades ACH Foam Technologies has been an industry leader in EPS manufacturing, providing products for construction, geotechnical, packaging, and industrial applications. With locations throughout the U.S., ACH is positioned to offer convenient, valuable, and complete solutions for its customers. ACH recycles 100% of its post-industrial EPS and is actively involved in recycling post-consumer EPS as well.