EPS Recycling Will Help Make Emerging Industry Sustainable To Some Extent


EPS is known as expanded polystyrene material, which has been widely applied to meet industrialization, since 70 years ago, EPS has become the most popular packaging material due to its chemical and physical features, therefore, EPS foam wastes have been littered ubiquitously on the street and they are hard to be degraded by nature, many areas start to put a ban on EPS.



Among them, US and some European countries are the most radical, the anti-EPS craze.Comes at a cost to the USA the most, since the technology changes from day to day, EPS has wider application, emerging industries such as engineering construction industry and 3D printing industry, they can create more additional values for social development, and it’s costly if we switch to another substitute.


For instance we compare polystyrene foam to paper cups, finally that paper uses more petroleum, more steam, more electric power, more polluted air, more wastewater, and the majority will be sent to landfill, this could also cause another environmental concern.




The ban on using EPS will not only higher the living cost for consumers, retailors and producers, but also seriously affect the employment market. According to Keybridge Research,the ban on EPS manufacturing in New York City could eliminate 2,000 jobs and 400 million US dollars loss in economic activity.

To save natural source and make a sustainable economic development, GREENMAX recycling designed a better way for producers, recyclers and EPS foam cutters to turn the EPS wastes into treasures. In order to transport the lightweight foam to the recycling facilities, some companies feed the EPS that collected from roadside programs into a machine called EPS densifier to turn the loose foam into dense ingots.



The EPS recycling opportunities are growing more and more, with the help of GREENMAX EPS compactor, we can give more support to emerging economies and this is the most effective way to lead our economic development to a sustainable way.