Effective recycling of Styrofoam cups is better than any alternative
Recently, Starbucks cooperated with a company called Closed Loop Partners have jointly launched a competition to collect more recyclable coffee cups with a bonus of $10 million.
That happened again! It is not the first time Starbucks has done this. The paper cups Starbucks currently used are not well recycled and consumes lots of wood. Starbucks uses almost 6 billion such coffee cups each year and it takes about 20 years to degrade in the natural environment.
Starbucks attaches so much importance to coffee cups because current coffee cups are not environmentally friendly.
This brings us back to the commitment of Dunkin’Donuts to completely eliminate Styrofoam cups by 2020. From Styrofoam cups to paper cups and even to new alternatives. Of course, we are always looking for better options, but we have never solved the essential problem of environmental pollution.
So far, Styrofoam is still the most widely used cup material in our daily life. It is impossible to eliminate it in a short time, so What we should do is to recycle it. Styrofoam recycling is not as easy as other materials. First, you need special recycling can for Styrofoam waste. It is not correct to mix Styrofoam cups with other garbage. This is what we call garbage classification. Volume reduction is also an important process during Styrofoam recycling. As we know, Styrofoam is so lightweight and bulky item that it usually costs much for transportation, so foam volume reduction is necessary.
GREENMAX Styrofoam densifier can help you realize PS foam cups recycling at an effective way. Feeding the waste cups in the conveyor belt, and then is will cut into pieces by the crusher. After melting and extruding, the waste Styrofoam will appear to us as dense foam ingots and the volume reduction ratio reaches 90:1. That’s really convenient to storage and transport.
In fact, expect for other factors, recyclable material like Styrofoam is a good product material, and it can reduce resources waste as long as we can appropriately recycle it. Did you recycle your coffee cups today?