Some Methods to Dispose EPS Materials Like Foam Egg Cartons
Some people eat eggs every day as they are rich in high protein, especially someone who wants to keep fit. And it’s more convenient for us to buy eggs with foam egg cartons than with plastic bags. Do you know that foam egg boxes are made by expanded polystyrene (EPS)?
Expanded polystyrene (EPS) is known by people as foam, Styrofoam which is sustainable product that is recyclable and friendly environmentally. What’s more, EPS is a sensible option for packaging, building, insulating and protecting, and a responsible choice for the environment.
However, it is reported that the ratio of EPS recycling is low. For the past 15 years, the worldwide EPS industry managed to recycle an average of 25 percent of post-industrial EPS and 19 percent of post-consumer EPS.
Therefore, EPS recycling needs our joint effort. There are many methods we can choose to recycle EPS, especially EPS packaging materials and EPS containers which is closely related to people in daily life.
First of all, you are supposed to know that dirty and wet EPS materials can’t be easily disposed and reused. Rinse the foam food containers and foam cups with water and dry them in the sun.
Secondly, separate EPS scraps from other white materials in the waste stream before recycled.
Thirdly, find a recycling center near you in the website Earth 911. Make a telephone or an email to make sure that EPS can be accepted. And you can identify EPS with other white foam as a symbol of “#6” on the surface of EPS packaging materials or on the bottom of food containers and coffee cups.
Last but not least, it’s a better way for us to feed the collected EPS into an EPS screw compactor. Without any heating devices and low utility consumption, screw compression machine GREENMAX can cut EPS materials into small pieces. In addition, it’s able to deal with fish boxes that contain water. Absolutely, no smell gives out during operation.