GREENMAX machines help you remove the mystery of polystyrene recycling

It is always in our single-use food containers, our packing supplies and even our home decorations. This material is the plastic #6, also known as polystyrene. Polystyrene is undoubtedly a pretty common material that can be found everywhere in our daily life.

Polystyrene material has so wide applications from home to work mainly benefits from its good insulation and shockproof preference. It can hold your food, keep items intact in packaging, provide insulation at home, and even help protect you from being hurt in some situations.

As one of the mystery plastic types, polystyrene material is often hard to recycle. Although polystyrene makes up only 0.01% of the total weight of municipal solid waste, the volume seems to be a greater problem. Considering polystyrene contains more than 95% air, the bulky foam waste will take up much space in landfills. The most important is that polystyrene can not biodegrade maturely, it means the waste will be there for hundreds of years. That’s terrible!

According to the EPS Industry Alliance (EPS-IA), there are 118 million pounds of polystyrene waste were recycled in 2016, and this number keeps growing in the following years. So what we humans need to do is to overcome the difficulties and find more effective recycling ways.

Some cities and manufacturers are eliminating the confusion by launching programs specifically aimed at polystyrene recycling. This has led to a sustained increase in recycling efficiency in recent years.

One of the recycling programs for polystyrene is the introduction of efficient recycling machines. GREENMAX, as a high-end brand of polystyrene recycling machines, is dedicated to providing total solutions for polystyrene recycling.

GREENMAX has two types of machines with different working principles. The polystyrene compactor works with screwing compacting technology and can reduce foam volume at a ratio of 50:1. Different from the compactor, the foam densifier is famous for its melting preference and can reduce the foam volume up to ratio 90:1. Both the two types machines are designed according the requirement of customers.

The greatest benefit of polystyrene recycling is that it can be reused to produce PS pellets as the raw materials for new plastic products. This process of recycling has met the demand of sustainable development of modern society.