Styrofoam Recycling Contributes Its Use In Bridge Construction As Filling Material


When it comes to styrofoam recycling, Australian government's attitude is more gentle than American government, as in the USA, more and more officials want to ban on styrofoam, due to its difficulty in collecting and recycling eps scraps, while in Australia, people are more tolerable for this kind of packing material as for its versatile function in food industry, home appliance, bridge construction industry, especially its government recently announced that the Sydney will be given 25k grants to support styrofoam recycling program, which includes investments on equipment, manpower and education.


Polystyrene foam is widely used because it’s lightweight, waterproof and easy to ship and works well with both hot and cold temperature. Made from plastic #6, polystyrene foam which is comprised of 98 percent air. Plus, EPS has strength, lightweight and insulation properties, it is used widely in construction industry, more and more places use EPS foam as filling material, which not only save cost but also provide the bridge with better buffer function, considering eps foam has bulky size, it is better to be shredded and by the GREENMAX crusher before reprocessed to make other products.


With the increasing demand for expanded polystyrene foam in bridge construction area, meanwhile, white pollution has become a big problem for environmental organizations, some of them even urge government to ban on Styrofoam, giving consideration to environmental pressure. However, alternatives to styrofoam would cost double or trible, moreover, the alternative material often is less strong than polystyrene, nevertheless, GREENMAX EPS compactor offers all kinds of recycling solutions to help reduce the white pollution caused by polystyrene foam and make commitments to make bridge construction much easier and cost-effective.


Through the crushing and compressing, the crushed pieces can be used as construction filling material, or be compressed into dense blocks at the ratio of 50:1. The high efficiency has saved us much processing costs, and what's more valuable is that these recycled polystyrene can be sold at a good price, so that brings profits to the recyclers and end users.


In short, EPS disposal is a material of value and convenience, to keep our environment clean and save sources, recycling styrofoam is getting much more important ever than before.