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