It's a question that comes up time and time again.
Is expanded polystyrene (EPS) recyclable? The answer is yes, but it's a bit more complicated than other materials.
While the lightness of the material provides plenty of benefits in use, it does pose a hindrance at its end-of-life. Earth 911 states on its website that even if a community recycles plastic #6, it may not accept EPS.
"It's a similar case to the plastic bag conundrum, where different versions of plastics require separate recycling streams," the site wrote. "Because of the varied uses for EPS, recycling requirements are a little more complex than, say, paper and other plastics, but it is worth taking the time in order to keep this prevalent material in use and out of landfills."...