PS foam cups recycling through GREENMAX polystyrene densifier can reduce the risk of environmental problems


If we can recycle Polystyrene foam cups, does that make these disposable products less of an environmental problem?


The material polystyrene, which is most often seen in the form of disposable food containers, insulating materials and packing materials, is a petroleum-based plastic. The main building block of polystyrene is a synthetic chemical called Styrene, which has now been described by the U.S. National Toxicology Program as “reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen.” As EPS deteriorates, styrene can leach out and contaminate the environment. Polystyrene can also potentially leach toxins into food and beverages.


Spotting a '6' in a triangle on the bottom of these cups, some might assume that Styrofoam can be tossed into the bin with other recyclable plastic packaging. This would, in theory, decrease the amount of Styrofoam that ends up in landfills, and possibly reduce demand for new Styrofoam. Is foam cups recycling difficult? The masses would think it yes, however, GREENMAX polystyrene densifier can give another expected answer.


The GREENMAX polystyrene densifier can deal with almost every kind of foams, including PS foam cups. To cover the machine operation briefly, PS foam cups recycling through GREENMAX foam densifier is divided into two processes: crushing and melting. The crushing is to make the foam cups into small countless pieces and the melting is to make these pieces into melted ingots. The foam ingots will be put into a steel container for cooling and shaping, stored for granulation and then made into other plastic products, to finish the close-loop of PS foam cups recycling.

The truth is that, the GREENMAX technology exists to recycle PS foam cups but the problem lies partially in the lack of people’s demand for the recycling. As the old saying goes, more hands make light work. If more companies are engaged in this recycling industry, the protection of the environment will be practiced better and better.