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  • Each manufacturing facility of PLFC member companies meets EPA emission and OSHA safety requirements.

  • Regarding energy and water conservation, findings from Franklin Associates, Ltd. (see supplement: "Comparative Energy and Environmental Analysis of Three Interior Packing Materials," by Franklin Associates, Ltd.), indicate that plastic loose fill producers designed conservation into production lines some years ago. Clean air and other environmental regulations have brought technological innovations that have refined existing practices.

  • The 1990 Franklin study found that EPS loose fill production required less than half the energy required to produce kraft paper void fill products.

  • The 1990 Franklin study found that EPS loose fill produced significantly lower volumes of total solid waste, total atmospheric emissions, and waterborne wastes than kraft paper void fill products.


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