Atlas EPS — Committed to Sustainability
Atlas EPS is committed not only to producing quality building products through environmentally responsible manufacturing, but to compliance with the laws relating to the environment and the integration of sound environmental practices in its business decisions.
Sustainable, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly, Atlas EPS products:
- Can assist in achieving LEED credits (.pdf)
- Have a low global warming potential
- Can pay big dividends (.pdf)
- Help save energy (.pdf)
- Are recyclable and reusable (.pdf)
- Provide long-term performance and a warranted R-value
- Are HFC- and HCFC-free
- Can very quickly recover the energy used to produce them
EPS Recycling Locations
The EPS industry developed a nationwide collection infrastructure of more than 200 collection sites to support recycling efforts. The 2012 EPS Recycling Rate Report shows that over 71 million pounds of EPS were recycled in 2012, including 37.1 million pounds of post-consumer packaging and 34.2 million pounds of post-industrial packaging. Over the past decade EPS has achieved an average recycling rate of 12%, one of the highest of the plastics family. EPS can easily be recycled into new foam packaging or durable consumer goods like cameras, coat hangers, and more.You can recycle your EPS packaging by taking it to a specified drop off location.
As a leader in the building products industry, Atlas EPS is committed not only to compliance with the laws relating to the environment, but also to the integration of sound environmental practices in its business decisions. The following environmental principles provide guidance to Atlas EPS personnel in the conduct of their daily business practices:
- Comply with government environmental laws and regulations:
Atlas EPS recognizes governmental laws and regulations as a first necessary step toward environmental responsibility.
- Promote environmentally conscious practices:
Atlas EPS values leadership by example inside and outside the company, including industry organizations.
- Produce quality products designed for sustainability:
Atlas EPS understands that durability and product life span are keys to sustainable building practice.
- Strategically operate manufacturing facilities to reduce environmental impact of product distribution:
Atlas EPS understands that the total environmental impact of its products includes transportation and fossil fuel consumption.
- Provide a safe and healthy work environment for all of its employees:
Atlas EPS is committed to promoting and maintaining safety equipment and training programs for its employees.
- Minimize the impact on the environment from manufacturing processes by:
Conserving energy and raw materials used, incorporating recycled materials whenever practicable and consistent with required levels of quality, minimizing the release of waste materials, and researching the impact that new facilities, equipment changes or new product development might have on the environment.
- Promote environmental awareness:
Atlas EPS is committed to making its customers fully aware of the environmental benefits of Atlas EPS products.
- Continually review environmental practices and policy:
In this age of rapid technological change, Atlas EPS understands the need to remain current in environmental issues and in seeking to produce environmentally friendly products.
Atlas EPS is continuing to grow on a global basis as the company continues its mission of providing quality building products through environmentally responsible manufacturing. Learn more about Energy Efficiency and Green Building at www.GreenZone.com, and check out the LTTR calculator for all your building insulation needs. Also, go to www.OneDegreeChange.com for commonsense ways you can help to stop global warming.
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