Disposal of Dry Ice & Packaging

Our outer box sleeves are standard corrugate card, easily recyclable, and our inner insulated boxes are EPS (polystyrene) which can be recycled at over 30 locations across Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Proper Disposal of Dry Ice

If more dry ice has been taken from the container than is needed, it should be returned to the storage box. If this is not possible then the dry ice should be taken to an open, well-ventilated, dry, secure location away from the public, children, and animals.

A smaller quantity of dry ice will sublimate (revert from a solid to a gas) within a number of hours. Larger quantities may take longer. Note that the surrounding ground that comes in contact with the dry ice may become frozen and if water is present, it may become slippery.

EPS Recycling Locations

Much dry ice packaging can be recycled, so when disposing of the packaging please consider the environment. The following companies in Ireland offer polystyrene recycling:

EPS Recycling Locations

https://www.envirogreenrecycling.com/materials-we-buy/

https://rehab.ie/enterprises/rehab-recycle/

EPS Recycling Uses

There is a general misconception that EPS is not recyclable and environmentally unfriendly. EPS is 100% recyclable and the material is re-processed and used in the following ways:

  • Reground and used in insulation boards to improve the energy ratings of buildings and thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Used for the manufacture of pellets for the injection moulded industry.
  • Used in the manufacture of products like plastic wood for use in decking and fencing.

Unlike corrugate alternatives, EPS has many unrecognised environmental benefits, please see below (Airpop is the brand name for EPS):

Contact Us

Our head office and manufacturing premises are located in Co. Laois, with depots in Santry Dublin, Little Island Cork, and Portadown Armagh.

Unit 3 Portarlington Ind. Est.
Portarlington,
Co. Laois
R32 XR7Y

+353 (0)57 862 3860

info@polarice.ie

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Main Office
Unit 3 Portarlington Ind. Est.,
Portarlington,
Co.Laois
R32 XR7Y
T: +353 (0)57 862 3860

Dublin Depot
Unit 42 Airways Ind. Est.,
Santry,
Dublin 9
D17 V672
T: +353 (0)1 862 3730

Cork Depot
Unit 624 Harbour Point Bus. Park,
Little Island,
Co.Cork
T45 RK26
T: +353 (0)21 463 4607

Northern Ireland Office
Unit 47 CIDO Business Complex,
Portadown,
BT63 5WH
Northern Ireland
T: +44 (0)28 4375 8045