Don't Waste the Styrofoam Found During 'Cherokee National Forest River Cleanup Series'

Recently, TENNESSEE, USA — 51 volunteers removed over 15,355lbs. (7.5 tons) of trash, including 1,433 lbs. of Styrofoam, during the 'Cherokee National Forest River Cleanup Series'. In fact, this volunteer activity has been going on for a long time, by the end of 2020, over 300 volunteers removed more than 61,000lbs. of litter from the Tennessee River and its tributaries. The key point here is that for the Styrofoam collected in the activity, please don’t waste them. They are high-quality resources misplaced.


Styrofoam, also known as foam#6, is widely used in food containers, household appliances packaging, and so on because of its high-quality performance. However, it is mercilessly discarded after use - not in the blue trash bins that can be seen everywhere in cities, but in landfills and even in the field. As volunteers collect the discarded Styrofoam again, perhaps recyclers should be alert that these materials should not continue to be wasted or even damaged the environment, but should be recycled with a Styrofoam densifier.


Styrofoam densifier is the most used advanced equipment in the market to recycle Styrofoam waste. It plays a linking role and connects the recycling, regeneration, and utilization of Styrofoam. Why do I say that? On the surface, Styrofoam densifier is a kind of hot-melt technology to densify Styrofoam into compressed ingots with a volume of only 1 / 90 of the original. In fact, it is also a process of converting waste into plastic particles to make raw materials.


Thanks to Styrofoam densifier, a closed loop of recycling, regeneration, and utilization of Styrofoam has been formed, and the transformation from Styrofoam waste to a photo frame made of plastic particles has been completed. Don't waste the Styrofoam obtained in each recycling activity. Recyclers should be responsible for the volunteers' efforts and dedication. These Styrofoam wastes should be thoroughly recycled and utilized by using the existing recycling technology.