ACEPE represents the manufacturers of EPS (poliestireno expandido) in Portugal where there are a number of recycling schemes and initiatives. With more than 1,300 tonnes of EPS used in fishboxes for the country’s important fish and seafood industry.
In fishing ports, there is a collection system for used fish boxes. This material is crushed and mixed with other EPS, which is sold for construction. For example, EPS is mixed with concrete, in order to achieve a reduction in weight.
The overall current weight of EPS recycling in Portugal is around 300 tonnes (23%).
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