What is Styrofoam float? Styrofoam float is a kind of tool which filled with foam, which can be used in fish farming. The general size of the Styrofoam float used in the aquaculture industry is relatively large, but the float for fishing does not require a large volume.
Styrofoam float is a very common tool for fisheries, which is mainly used to mark lobsters, crabs and fish traps, and has other wide ranges of uses. Some salmon farms in Chile can see a lot of Styrofoam floats. This kind of Styrofoam float is often damaged by seawater. The waste/ used Styrofoam float itself has a lot of damage, so the treatment of the Styrofoam float is a big problem for some salmon farms.
As the Styrofoam float is bulky, so it is not easy to store and transport, which is also not suitable for landfill. So the most possible method to dispose the Styrofoam float is recycling. However, many salmon farms do not know what kind of Styrofoam float recycling method will be effective. Now here is a simple way to recycle.
The Styrofoam float is made of Styrofoam, while the Styrofoam is 98% air. So you only need to find a equipment to compress the air out, which can reduce the volume of Styrofoam float. Then it will be easier to store and transport, and also save costs.
GREENMAX recycling from INTCO has a special foam recycling equipment called compactor. It can work at a ratio of 50: 1. For example, if you put 50 cubic meters of Styrofoam float into the machine, the compactor will screw the Styrofoam float into pieces and then compress the Styrofoam pieces into 1 cubic meters of Styrofoam blocks. Then the blocks can be easily put on the pallets. It is worth mentioning that the compactor itself does not account for too much space, just a corner of your warehouse.
With this recycling equipment, it is obviously that many of the Styrofoam floats in the salmon farms will be no longer stacked everywhere. For most of the Fish farms, recycling may be the most environmental way to deal with the Styrofoam float.