Foam packaging from your gift can be recycled with a Styrofoam densifier

As Christmas gets closer the shops get more and more crowded because many people are choosing gifts for friends and family. Many people also send gifts to distant friends by express delivery and express their blessings. They carefully pack the gifts with packaging materials to prevent gifts from being damaged. Thereby, polystyrene as a kind of perfect packaging material has played an important role in the packaging industry.

Surely, we also receive gifts from our friends, but when we open the package and take out the gift a lot of people will throw it into the trash and maybe you once did that, too. In fact, the polystyrene foam is a 100 percent recyclable material and once it is recycled can create many valuable things.

Expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam, more commonly known as Styrofoam, which has been usually used in packaging material because it is light and 98 percent air. When it is discarded after finishing their mission, it poses several unique and insidious threats to the health of our waterways and our communities. Unlike other forms of trash, EPS foam is impossible to fully clean up once it is thrown away. It is a petroleum-based product that does not biodegrade. Instead, it crumbles and breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces each time it is touched or disturbed.

As I mentioned above —— how can Styrofoam be recycled? how do we deal with this foam packaging? A kind of recycling machine called a Styrofoam compactor can help you recycle the waste. The machine is designed especially for Styrofoam recycling and it can work at a high ratio of 50:1 which means if you put 50m³ loose foam into the hopper, the machine will crush the foam into pieces and then compress the pieces into EPS blocks which are 50 times smaller than before.

When you are enjoying your holiday, remember to collect the foam packaging from the gift and send it to the recycling plant instead of throwing it into the garbage. Merry Christmas to you!