Changes in consumer attitudes prompted retailers to work with INTCO on styrofoam recycling
With the imminent legislation to introduce the styrofoam ban, public opposition to Styrofoam and unsustainable packaging materials, the global trend away from Styrofoam is growing.
Companies need to make some new steps to prove that the use of packaging materials is recyclable materials in order to gain consumer recognition.
Because of this, more and more retailers are working with California recycling experts, INTCO Recycling, on Styrofoam recycling.
Styrofoam is recyclable, and the term "recyclable" means saving material and excluding it from the ecosystem. However, the air injected during the production of polystyrene makes the recovery efficiency extremely low. The styrofoam waste filled with a whole truck can only recover 10-12% of the material.
In order to carry out the recycling efficiently and at low cost, styrofoam recycling needs to increase the process of squeezing the air. Because of the styrofoam densifier produced by INTCO Recycling and the complete Recycling solution, retailers choose to cooperate with it.
Styrofoam densifier has a built-in cutter and the screw. The cutter is used to comminute styrofoam waste, and the screw is used for hot melt pulverized styrofoam to extrude 98% of the air content in styrofoam. The final output is similar to the solid brick-like recycled Styrofoam ingot.
Styrofoam ingot is not only convenient for transportation and warehousing, but retailers working with INTCO also save themselves the process of finding buyers in the end market. Because INTCO, as an established recycling company, has a recycling industry chain, it has the ability to promise to machine customers to buy back styrofoam ingot.
The recycled styrofoam will no longer enter the environment, and may become a photo frame on the wall, a bench in the park, a hanger on the balcony, and the like.