Sustainability at Republic Plastics Helping Create a Cleaner Environment for the Future

With a mission to reduce our company’s carbon footprint, we are fully committed to minimizing our impact on the environment, both through the products we manufacture (like our eco-friendly disposable plates) and through our manufacturing operations. We have designed our products to maximize shipping efficiency, enabling us to ship more product per truckload and reduce the number of trucks on the road. We believe that we have an important responsibility to our future generations, so we strive to be part of the solution in tangible and sustainable ways.

Responsiveness & Flexibility

Is polystyrene recyclable?

One question we hear frequently is whether or not our polystyrene foam products are recyclable. While most people seem to believe that foam is not recyclable, our products can be processed, converted into pellets, and reused to make new foam products. In fact, we even recycle our pre-consumer products internally, meaning our manufacturing operations produce minimal amounts of polystyrene waste.

More advantages of polystyrene

Republic Plastics’s polystyrene products require less energy to produce than paper containers, leading to reduced emissions. Although there is a lot of misinformation out there about polystyrene, it is actually chemically inert, and there is no scientific evidence that links its use with any adverse health effects. Polystyrene also contributes less to waterborne waste than comparable bleached paper products. Find out more about the environmental advantages of polystyrene foam at



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