4 Ways to Re-Use Polystyrene in Everyday Life

4 Ways to Re-Use Polystyrene in Everyday Life

Expanded polystyrene (EPS) blocks and sheets can be used and reused many times to prolong its lifespan and avoid the landfills.

  1. Reuse polystyrene boxes for in-transit

EPS packaging, in particular, polystyrene blocks, can be kept and reused regularly for cushioning fragile items during transportation. EPS boxes are lightweight and easy to cut or carve to fit a specific product or shape inside it. Keep the boxes and use them while in transit instead of throwing them out.

  1. Create DIY presentation mounts

EPS sheets and blocks can be used creatively by artists and crafters as wall mounts or DIY displays to show handcrafted work. Use the lightweight texture of the polystyrene foam to insert everything from badges and pins to jewellery. You can also customise the EPS boards or blocks by painting them. It’s easy and affordable!

Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) manufactured by the Isowall Group is fast becoming recognized as the insulation material of choice by specifiers of “Bills of Quantities”. This comes largely as a result of our technical knowledge backed up by years of experience in the building and construction industry.

  1. Provide drainage for plant pots

EPS blocks can also be useful in providing drainage, replacing gravel, pebbles or ceramic shards for drainage in plant pots. While not always ideal, this method works for most plants in-between moving them and transplanting to a new container. Use small EPS chunks to line the base of the planter.

  1. Use as floatation devices

EPS is extremely lightweight and buoyant, making it ideal for crafted surfboards and other floatation devices. EPS blocks can be cut to any size and shape to provide structure for floating structures such as docks, boat stands on marinas, swimming pools and even homes!

The Isowall Group has been manufacturing and distributing Isolite Block Moulded EPS since 1985, and Isolite Shape Moulded EPS since 1992. Isolite EPS products are used primarily for insulation, lightweight fillers and semi-rigid cushioning. 

Isowall is the supplier of choice within Africa for Insulated Sandwich Panel, EPS and EPP products. Contact us for more information.


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