Residents' Attention Promotes Fast-Food Industry to Carry out Sustainable EPS Foam Recycling
Now the pollution caused by plastics has reached an uncontrollable level, current trends point to plastic outweighing ocean fish by the year 2050. In fact, there is a plastic named 6, polystyrene, which is a kind of non-biodegradable material and is rejected from the regular garbage bins in cities.
There is no doubt that the fast-food packaging made of EPS foam is more and more polluted, and people's awareness of environmental protection is also improved, An October survey by McKinsey & Company found that 55 percent of U.S. respondents were “extremely” or “very concerned” about the environmental impact of product packaging.
Regardless of whether these fast food companies are willing or not, the residents' attention to the food pollution has a positive role in urging the fast-food industry, which is forcing them to start using the foam densifier to recycle a large number of EPS lunch boxes produced daily. As a device that applies densification technology to foam recycling, foam densifier has the characteristics of high efficiency and no pollution. It is an excellent machine for recycling EPS fast-food boxes and has been recognized in construction and other industries.
Some people may think that fast-food restaurants spend a lot of money to purchase a foam densifier for recycling activities, which has a positive impact on the environment, but it is negative on the fast-food industry itself, and it is only forced to increase the operating costs. This idea is undoubtedly quite one-sided. After the densification disposal of foam densifier, EPS boxes will be made into compact hot-melt ingots, which is only 1 / 90 of the original volume. As the raw material for manufacturing plastic particles, recyclers are competing to purchase in the market.
Compared to growing zero-waste goals, maybe foam densifier can't make the waste disappear completely, but it is a step in the right direction by the fast-food industry.