Styrofoam recycling is unnecessary a difficult task as long as applying right methods


The cafeteria and food services department at the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center needs to use a lot of Styrofoam every day. In order to preserve the environment, they have implemented a Styrofoam recycling program recently.



"It is mostly air. It doesn't use any natural resources to produce. It is low in cost and it has good insulating characteristics while plastic and paper products don't have, and it provides heat retention for us when we are sending things out of the department," explained campus nutrition services spokeswoman Chris Goglia.
Since Dow Chemical Co. (Midland, Mich.) invented it in 1941, Americans have engaged in a love affair with Styrofoam. This material pervades our convenience-seeking society and has become nearly impossible to avoid. It holds takeout meals, buffers hands from scalding coffee, insulates pipes, and cushions bike helmets.



However, just because of so many applications of Styrofoam, the waste and pollution is becoming more and more serious. Data show that thousands of tons of waste Styrofoam is produced and sent to landfills each year. Additionally, Styrofoam disposal is really a challenging task duo to its lightweight. Also, to ban its use seems to be too unrealistic.
Fortunately, as everything has its solutions, and Styrofoam recycling can also play a part without exception. With appropriate recycling machines, the recycling must overweigh the bans in the long way.



Designed by GREENMAX, compactors of APOLO Series are specialized in Styrofoam recycling, they can Smash the waste Styrofoam and compress them into tight blocks, and these blocks, after compacting, can be sold for recycling and reused to make other plastic products.


Differently, the MARS Series features at its hot melting process. The machine first crushes waste Styrofoam into pieces and these pieces will be melted after heating. Then the melted material will be squeezed out and shaped after cooling. Till now, MARS Series machines of GREENMAX have been sold in large quantities, and nearly 100 percent of the buyers come from the foreign countries.
Frankly speaking, Styrofoam recycling is unnecessary a difficult task as long as right methods are applied. Anyhow, instead of evading the difficulty you encounter, why not just confront and address it?