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More Cities Accept Recycling Styrofoam Products Again

 

Recently, Utah and Western Washington County have announced publicly one after another that they allow polystyrene recycling again. According to director of Recycle Utah Carolyn Wawra, before they had issues with the styrofoam compactor. As we know polystyrene is 98% air, only 2% of the product, meaning it is hard to storage and processing. However, polystyrene is a kind of lightweight material which makes it is difficult and uneconomical to transport to recycling plants because the transport fee is very expensive.

 

We are glad to see more and more cities are joining EPS recycling industry, which will completely change the environmental problem we have encountered since the past decade, actually polystyrene is a very lightweight, profitable material, for instance, in potting up big-sized containers will give styrofoam a second life.
 


The repurposed containers are costly as they need much more compost to fill them, although you can put low quality soil on the first layer before the good one, however it's hard to move the pot container. In this case, we can use GreenMax styrofoam densifier to break it up into large pieces and use as the base layer to the oversized containers before filling the rest of the space up with compost. They are lighter than soil and still allow water drainage.

 

Recycling EPS waste packaging is the most effective way to improve the environment we live, not only because they are hard to transport but also due to its reproducibility, INTCO manufactures and sells GREENMAX EPS Compactors or Densifiers and Recycling machines or System, purchases back compressed EPS scraps, and reuses them to make frame products, mirror frames and flowerpots.