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XLPE is a sustainable material

Definition of Sustainable  

-the ability to be maintained at a certain rate or level. 

-avoidance of the depletion of natural resources to maintain an ecological balance. 

Best in class and built to Last  

The physical characteristics of XLPE make it the ideal material for the challenges of returnable and reusable packaging. It has the longest lifespan of any material used in Class A surface protection. Alternative materials will break down and require replacement, while XLPE will last the full lifecycle of the application. 

End of Life Repurposing  

Worldwide Foam has shipped over 1,000,000 lbs. of XLPE trim and end-of-life components to Schmitz Foam Products to date. We have extended this pathway to our customers to captureeven more of this scrap. No landfill for this material – it goes on to have a new life in the form of underlayment for sports fields and playgrounds.

Less durable materials that cannot withstand returnable packaging applications often tout “100% recyclability” as a reason to choose them over XLPE. However, there are limited viable recycling facilities and significant logistical hurdles involved. The actual percentage of material beingrecycled is very low. Therefore, the use of XLPE in a returnable and reusable packaging system isthe most sustainable solution.

As proud members of the Reusable Packaging Association and Suppliers Partnership for the Environment, Worldwide Foam is dedicated to developing products and processes to fulfill a sustainable future and to improve the social, economic, and environmental well-being of our community.

To learn more, read our Commitment to Sustainability Whitepaper.

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