Polystyrene (PS) is most often found in its expanded form. Expanded polystyrene (EPS), or Styrofoam, is most commonly used for take-out food containers, cups, and packaging. Due to its wide application, the waste foam materials is becoming an annoying problem that need to be disposed.
Polystyrene foam used for beverage cups, takeout containers, and packing materials is rarely recycled in the world. Most used foam ends up in landfills, where it can remain for hundreds of years. Due to its light weight, it becomes readily airborne and is often swept into waterways. These materials in water break down into small indigestible pellets, which animals mistake for food. Ingestion of polystyrene can result in illness, death, and the destruction of marine ecosystems.
As the disadvantages mentioned above, Styrofoam disposal is a rather urgent problem that people should concern. The most method that people may know is landfill. However, this is not only waste a lot of valuable land resources, but also cost a lot of unnecessary money.
The most environmental and economic Styrofoam disposal method is recycling, which is rarely known by people around the world. And the waste foam recycling rate is only about 30%, this is far below its application rate.
Styrofoam recycling is a really good method that need to get into people’s mind. Because recycling is to realize reusing the world’s resources. Styrofoam recycling needs professional equipment to help for the first step.
GREENMAX from INTCO is a Styrofoam recycling specialist that can supply different equipment for foam recycling. The equipment includes compactors and densifiers. Both of the machines can help reduce the volume of the foam materials which is the very important first recycling step.
This volume reduction can not only help save storage space, but also can save a lot of transportation costs. By using these machines, it will be more convenient for people to recycle. So people who want to participate in the Styrofoam recycling can choose the GREENMAX recycling machines as your helper.