What we’re doing to repurpose polystyrene offcuts

June 26, 2020 at 9:50 AM


Did you know that polystyrene is 100% recyclable?

At EXPOL, we’re working hard to ensure that every scrap of waste polystyrene that we can get our hands on is turned into high-quality recycled goods.

This commitment is part of our ‘Full Circle Philosophy’ – a way of thinking that’s part of the DNA of our business. In fact, we’re so serious about re-purposing waste polystyrene that we’ve invested in developing seven polystyrene recycling facilities throughout New Zealand.


So what can you create using recycled polystyrene? Plenty! To date, EXPOL offcuts have been recycled into a range of new products, including:

  • EXPOL UnderFloor Insulation 
  • EXPOL Tuff Pods 
  • EXPOL StyroDrain 
  • EXPOL QuickDrain

To source the product for recycling, we have a trial polystyrene Recycling Scheme underway in selected hardware stores. Find your nearest Consumer Recycling Cube here. This scheme is for consumers residential waste only. 

For builders or construction site waste we offer another service and you can find out about this by emailing pickup@expol.co.nz or call 0800 86 33 73. 

We are always adding to our EXPOL Polystyrene Recycling Cube drop off points, and you can find a full list of our latest drop off points here: www.expol.co.nz/enviro 

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