Can Styrofoam Densifier Recycle Styrofoam Cost-effectively?
Styrofoam is a material that is often used in everyday products, but Styrofoam products are one of the most harmful products on the market. While many people now know that Styrofoam can be recycled, it is one of the most controversial materials when it comes to recycling. The Styrofoam product is mainly composed of air, reliable to reduce damage to goods, cheap. However, these same features make recycling costly due to a large amount of space required. In addition, this weight is very light and can easily be carried away by wind or ocean currents, leading to a global plastic problem in the oceans.
But with the development of science and technology, there are now Styrofoam densifier machines to help recycle Styrofoam, which solves many problems such as space occupation and pollution. Of course, for recyclers, interests come first, so can Styrofoam densifiers bring benefits?
Taking into account cleaning costs, carbon emissions, environmental costs, and potential health effects, the hidden cost of Styrofoam is as high as US$7 billion per year. In California alone, coastal cleanup of Styrofoam, plastic bags, and other single-use plastics costs at least $72 million a year. Not to mention the costs of storage, transportation, incineration, and landfill.
There is another more precise data provided by a scholar. The town of Markham tested a small densifier, and the monthly cost was reduced. A small Styrofoam recycling densifier can process approximately 450 kilograms (1,000 pounds) of Styrofoam per day, and the cost of operating the machine per day is $794. After processing 150 tons of polystyrene per year, municipalities can obtain polystyrene recycling costs equivalent to landfill costs. A municipality can generate additional waste income by processing more than 315 tons of polystyrene per year. The cost of recycled PS per ton decreases with the increase in processing volume.
Generally, a Styrofoam densifier’s price is from 30,000 to 80,000 dollars. According to these data sets, it’s obvious that recycling Styrofoam by Styrofoam densifier is cost-effective from the long-term perspective. Now GREENMAX Styrofoam densifiers can even provide a higher-efficiency production. For example, the production capacitive of GREENMAX Styrofoam densifier M-C300 is 300 kg per hour. There are a large number of furnishers and retailers who have got the correct recycling direction have purchased GREENMAX Styrofoam recycling densifiers, including Master Plast, Living Space, and so on. If you want to get more profits and information on Styrofoam recycling, please contact INTCO Recycling.