The Ohio Government Hopes to Transfer EPS Packaging from the Landfills with the EPS Densifier
Recently, the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio issued data that nearly 7000 tons of EPS (commonly known as foam#6) entered the Franklin County Sanitary Landfill in 2019. In consideration of ecological protection, The Hilliard Environmental Sustainability Commission hopes to reduce this figure with the new EPS densifier of Hilliard.
In fact, this is only an epitome of EPS recycling in the United States. In 2019, the recovery of EPS in the United States was 136.8 million pounds, with a recycling rate of less than 1 / 4. A large amount of EPS waste is transported to the landfill, causing serious damage to the ecological environment. Ohio received a $30000 grant from SWACO for sustainable development. The Hilliard government invested it in EPS recycling and purchased an EPS densifier.
EPS densifier is recycling equipment with a huge screw, which is used to compress EPS. This is due to the characteristics of EPS. 98% of this material is air. After extruding the air, you can get compact bricks. This recycling machine is not limited to simple densification. It uses advanced hot melting technology, which can efficiently heat and dissolve EPS and turn it into hot melting ingots for granulation, its compression ratio is 90:1.
A positive attitude towards environmental protection is one of the criteria for people to judge whether the government is responsible. There is no doubt that the Ohio government's introduction of EPS densifier shows its firm determination to protect the ecological environment, but what may really impress them is the green recycling solution connected with this equipment.
EPS densifier can completely turn EPS that needs to be thrown into the landfill into a new resource in the recycling market. Many people have some knowledge about plastic particles because there are many exquisite frame products on the market. Although they seem to be made of wood, the raw material is actually plastic particles. A considerable proportion of these plastic particles are made from EPS.
Therefore, EPS recycling is a win-win situation, which not only protects the environment but also promotes the sustainable development of plastics. If more governments choose to carry out recycling projects with EPS densifiers as equipment, it will have a far-reaching positive impact on the environment in the future.