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Recycling polystyrene is better than replacing polystyrene products

 

In January 2017, at the world economic forum held in Davos, in a report called "the new plastics economy catalysis", the leaders of the 15 companies suggested phasing out polystyrene as a packaging material.

 

 
The report recommends that polystyrene, expanded polystyrene and PVC used as packaging materials worldwide. The report selects these three materials as "unusual" plastic packaging materials, and points out that their replacement products will have an extraordinary impact.

 

 
Replacing these three materials will promote the development of circular economy and reduce the negative impact that these materials may cause. The report points out that polystyrene is often used to make takeaway boxes, which contain food residue and are more difficult to recycle.

 

The report was endorsed by industry leading brands such as Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble and Unilever. Another important brand is Dow Chemical Company, the manufacturer of polystyrene. Dow's CEO Andrew Liveris praised the report as "a key step in helping us reduce the use of plastics and find scientific solutions."

 

 
Replacing these three materials is a way to reduce polystyrene pollution, but it is not a long term way. Only recycling polystyrene is the most effective way to reducing polystyrene waste and saving resources.

 

The waste polystyrene products can be recycled with a polystyrene compactor, the machine can turn the waste material into EPS block to sold or make beautiful picture frames.

 

Recycling polystyrene waste is better than replacing. If you are interested, you are welcome to join us.