EXPOL AND THE ENVIRONMENT
At EXPOL we’ve made a commitment to the environment and take responsible environmental manufacturing seriously. We are focused on a true closed-loop manufacturing process. 75% of the products (by volume) we sell use recycled content, and we have plans and concepts in place to do even better. Read below to find out more about EXPOL’s commitment to the Environment.
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EXPOL has 7 manufacturing plants nationwide each containing a polystyrene recycling centre.
We recycle 400 tons of polystyrene a year – that is 3200 cubic metres per month. This recycled content is used in brand new EXPOL products.
The manufacturing of EXPOL polystyrene insulation does not create CFCs or HCFCs.
Our factories are zero waste.
Sustainability at EXPOL doesn’t stop with our manufacturing operations. We have made a commitment to extend sustainable practices into the daily lives of our offices and factories. We believe that every little bit counts.
Some examples include:
- Office waste reduction and recycling initiatives
- Energy efficiency initiatives such as LED lighting in our factories
- Ongoing investment in manufacturing plant that improves our production efficiency
- Employee wellbeing initiatives
- Community involvement
EXPOL is a long-standing member of the leading industry associations Plastics New Zealand (EPS Sector), EPSA (EPS Australia) and the Asian Manufacturers of Expanded Polystyrene (AMEPS).
These organisations support and promote the recycling of polystyrene products and our membership gives EXPOL access to the latest advances in the field.