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Dow Styrofoam Raises Recycled Content to 20 Percent

Posted by Matt Power, Editor-In-Chief

Aug 14, 2015 6:10:08 PM

The company's efforts to improve sustainability have now been validated by UL Environment.

Rigid insulation board is one of those building products that's heavily front-end loaded with regard to its environmental impacts. It comes at a high initial environmental cost, but then reduces CO2 pollution for the life of the home. And Styrofoam extruded polystyrene foam is one of the best known, best selling brands.

So we were pleased to hear that Dow is taking steps to reduce the impacts of Styrofoam manufacture. The validation from UL Environment that the product contains 20 percent pre-consumer recycled content on average. While this is not as high as we'd like to see, it's a step in the right direction.-Editor

 More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com.

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