How can you recycle Styrofoam packaging material?
If you get takeout, pick up eggs at the grocery store or receive packages in the mail, you're likely to receive a packaging material called "Styrofoam." Most people have doubts, how should I deal with this packaging material? Can it be recycled?
You've probably heard that it is not recyclable, but you've also heard that it can be lasted for hundreds of years in landfills. When you flip it over, it's a glorious recycling badge with number 6 at the bottom of the packaging.
If you're an individual, it's easy to think of dropping Styrofoam waste to a recycling bin on the side of the road, but the fact is that those foam egg cartons, meat dishes, peanuts or any other type of Styrofoam cannot be recycled in a recycling bin on the side of the road. There are some exceptions, but few local governments accept Styrofoam recycling.
Styrofoam is made from a mixture of petroleum and chemicals, such as plastics, so it does have the properties to make it recyclable, but it has to be brought to the right place.
So where can Styrofoam recycling be accepted?
Many local retail stores have a store take-back program for the recycling of foam packaging that comes from the store and shipping companies often take the packing peanuts back.
Some local governments and recycling companies have special drop-off points on Styrofoam packaging. Please contact your local government to see if there are any nearby locations or if your plan is an exception and has been accepted.
If it is really inconvenient to recycle Styrofoam in your local area, the current processing method is still burning or landfill, but there are pelletizing plants and recycling companies that accept foam compression materials, then congratulations! Styrofoam recycling is a good business opportunity for you. You can invest in professional Styrofoam recycling equipment, collect the foam waste in the area, compress it, and sell it at twice the price to local recyclers or granulation plant. This will be a good business and can bring huge profits.