Plastics packaging like styrofoam boxes need to be recycled

The world recycles just 14% of the plastic packaging it uses. Even worse: 8m tons of plastic, much of it packaging, ends up in the oceans each year, where sea life and birds die from eating it or getting entangled in it. Some of the plastics will also bind with industrial chemicals that have polluted oceans for decades, raising concerns that toxins can make their way into our food chain.

Recycling the remaining 70% of used plastic packaging could create large amount of revenues. But those revenues will never be fully achieved without finding new ways to dispose and reuse 30% (by weight) of the plastic packaging that isn’t recycled because the material is contaminated or too small for easy collection. Think of fish boxes and home appliance packaging.


Plastic packaging like styrofoam boxes are materials widely used in fish processing industry and packaging industry. It is worth mentioning that the styrofoam boxes are very suitable for recycling, because 98% of this material is air. However, only 30% of the world's styrofoam boxes are used for recycling, which is very small number. The situation is worth pondering among people.

The styrofoam boxes recycling market opportunity has attracted many small, young companies that focus on developing recycling technology to tackle that troublesome 30% of plastic packaging that is headed to landfills at best, and, at worst, to our rivers, lakes and oceans.

Companies like INTCO has invented their own recycling equipment for disposing styrofoam materials include styrofoam boxes. The machine brand is called GREENMAX. GREENMAX styrofoam boxes recycling machine includes compactors and densifiers. For fish boxes and home appliance packaging, compactor is the appropriate machine for recycling this material.

The GREENMAX compactors can work at a ratio of 50:1, which can not only save the storage space, but can be easier to manage. What’s more, the compressed styrofoam boxes which called blocks are suitable for transporting too.

To draw a conclusion, if more people participate in the recycling of styrofoam packaging, there may be possibilities that people achieve to create large amount of revenues from recycling, which is also good for the environment and many animals.