EPS packaging waste is the main recycling target of INTCO at this stage in New Zealand
"We face a huge long-term challenge in dealing with EPS waste," said New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern.
New Zealand has already issued a ban on plastic waste, and Ardern announced that "our ban on plastic bags has made a difference, EPS trays, cups and takeaway food containers are the next target."
In explaining how the EPS waste will be handled, the New Zealand government mentioned that it will stimulate innovation and develop recycling solutions for EPS. Encouraged by the policy, EPS producers in New Zealand found INTCO Recycling. As a recycling specialist, the EPS recycling solution provided by INTCO has unique advantages.
INTCO recommended EPS densifier M-C100 to EPS manufacturers based on the amount of EPS waste. This is a dedicated EPS recycling machine whose main function is compression. EPS has 98% air content. Because of this, EPS is the perfect packaging material, but in terms of recycling, it will cause high storage and transportation costs.
EPS densifier M-C100 contains a hot-melt screw. The polystyrene waste is heated and melted by screw rotation to complete the ESP densification process. The resulting recycled EPS is no longer an expanded soft plastic, but an EPS ingot similar to a solid brick.
EPS ingot is a renewable hard plastic that can be sold as a commodity. The advantage of INTCO EPS recycling solution is that it can buy back EPS ingot, which simply allows EPS manufacturers to convert profits and promote recycling development.
EPS packaging waste causes pollution in the world, not only New Zealand, this is a problem that more and more countries need to face. Because of this, EPS packaging waste is the main recycling target of INTCO at this stage, hoping to help more countries promote the development of EPS recycling.