Council polystyrene recycling programs are popular in Australia


Expanded polystyrene (EPS) or Styrofoam - the white “bubbly” foam material often used in packaging for furniture or electronic items. It is actually up to 98% air, and as little as 2% plastic. As a result, it is always a problem to transport and recycle efficiently and economically.


In Australia, council polystyrene recycling programs are common due to the policy support. The traditional way for polystyrene disposal is landfill, but because polystyrene material is difficult to degrade naturally and brings great harm to the environment, polystyrene recycling has been supported by the local government in recent years.


Since polystyrene is lightweight, transportation cost is a major component of polystyrene recycling. Most commonly polystyrene scrap is either bagged in loose form or baled prior to transport. In recent years, polystyrene compression by professional foam recycling machines has become more and more popular. The compressed polystyrene blocks are 50 to 90 times smaller than the original volume, they are easier to transport and save a lot of storage spaces.


GREENMAX offers professional polystyrene compactor with screw compression principle. The PCL setting is simple, the operator only needs to operate the open and close buttons, the semi-automatic design saves labor, and the whole operation can be completed by only one person.


With the compression ratio of 50:1, the compressed foam blocks can be dense like a stone, it greatly saves storage and shipping cost, and the foam blocks can be accepted by most recyclers and manufacturers for new foam products production.


Council polystyrene recycling is not only conducive to raising residents' awareness of environmental protection, but also conducive to building the image of enterprises and enabling more enterprises to participate in polystyrene recycling.