Construction and Demolition (C&D) waste represents a huge amount of waste generated, however at 66 per cent, it also represents the most recovered waste of the three main waste streams.
Foamex are proud to actively contribute to the recovery of Foamex Diamond Pod waste material from construction sites. Foamex EPS in the form of Foamex Diamond Pod void formers are delivered to the construction site in a responsible manner and is tied down in accordance to industry approved methods to prevent damage or blow aways.
Foamex supply bags for clean-up on-site and work closely with contractors to pick up unused waste or end-of-use EPS, transport it safely to our manufacturing facility, and granulate it for reuse.
For each Diamond Pod project that Foamex supplies, 2 cubic metres of scrap previously destined for landfill is reclaimed and recycled. For an average of 600 Diamond Pod waffle pod projects across Australia each week, Foamex recovery programs reclaims approximately 1200m3 of polystyrene across the country every week on top of other active reclaiming and recycling efforts we are heavily involved in.
At Foamex, all our polystyrene manufacturing waste is recycled or converted into other products. In fact, virtually all of our expanded polystyrene manufacturing waste is reused for products that serve expanded polystyrene end-users, building and construction sites, and other expanded polystyrene manufacturers. By doing so, we minimise the waste in the environment and keep it sustainable for the generations to come.