How to dispose of PSP materials like the foam food containers?
PSP is the abbreviation of polystyrene paper, it is a kind of plastic produced by the extrusion process. The most typical representative of this material is the foam food container and coffee cup. While this material is 100% recyclable, its recovery rate is very low. According to Los Angeles County, the overall recycling rate of PSP, particularly foam food containers, is approximately 1 percent of all-foam products sold in the marketplace.
Why the foam food container recycling rate is so low?
1) The low market value of loose PSP
PSP products are valueless.
2) Separate PSP from the waste stream is challenging
It costs a lot of manpower and material resources to collect this bulky material, especially food containers which tend to be contaminated from food.
3) The high transporting fee
PSP is light, bulky, and valueless. When its transportation cost is high, it is not cost-effective to recycle it.
Due to the fact that foam food containers are stained and are difficult to clean, the EPS industry alliance's website clearly stated that the foam packaging alliance recyclers "do not accept meat dishes, cups, egg boxes or other one-time food recycling services." Not to mention some small recycling projects on the roadside.
However, there are still some restaurants, manufacturers, or government organizations to carry out foam food container recycling.
What is the secret of foam food container recycling?
The answer is the GREENMAX PSP APOLO SWD compactor offered by INTCO Recycling. It's hard to process and recycle PSP just rely on human power. Fortunately, the GREENMAX APOLO-SWD machine can provide great convenience.
SWD system is used for the treatment of contaminated PSP waste. Firstly, the waste is crushed into small debris, then washed and dried, and finally pressed into foam blocks. The biggest difference between it and the ordinary machine is that it can clean the contaminated foam, which is suitable for the materials like the foam food container.
Benefits of food container recycling:
1) Reduce labor and transportation costs
With the help of the machine, waste PSP materials could be compressed at a ratio of 1:50. As a result, the labor and transportation fees are saved.
2) Deal with more PSP materials and contribute to environmental protection.
Styrofoam products fill up 30 percent of our landfill space, and landfills are fast becoming full. Achieve foam food containers recycling is the rescue of the environment.
So far, the GREENMAX APOLO-SWD machine has reached Europe, the United States, Africa, and all over the world where it has helped them to deal with garden trays and other dirty PSP waste. Since today's PSP recovery rate is so low, its market prospect is foreseeable. Join the recycling action quickly!