For the last few years, RecycleTech Corporation is attempting to stop the flow of Expanded Polystyrene (Styrofoam®) into landfills using our patent pending EPS recycling technology. Our program was initiated with assistance from the Florida DEP, through an Innovative Waste Reduction and Recycling Grant. Awarded in 2008, the grant initially placed RecycleTech’
Since the first unit was placed in June of 2008 almost 1,000,000 lbs (924,700 through Q1, 2012) of EPS have been recycled. This amount is equivalent to 423, fifty three foot trailers loaded with expanded polystyrene foam. Overall, RecycleTech has placed equipment throughout the World, with over 200 units currently operating.
Improvements in technology have made the recycling of polystyrene a practicality. Our processing equipment can reduce the volume of polystyrene 90 times, using a special heat extrusion method that melts and compresses the polystyrene into a solid, heavy ingot. The ingot becomes the base raw material in the production of other plastic products such as plastic picture frames or soles for shoes and the backs to CD jewel cases. “This process efficiently and cost effectively eliminates polystyrene from the waste stream” says, Leonard Black, General Manager of RecycleTech’
RecycleTech is a New Jersey based company that has developed and refined a patent pending heat extrusion process. RecycleTech’
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RecycleTech was formed in 2005 to address the issue of polystyrene recycling through technology. The company has produced a line of equipment which shreds and processes via heat, polystyrene and other plastics into a solid ingot. RecycleTech will purchase the condensed ingot from the customer to close the loop and keep EPS out of the waste stream. With customers and plants in the US, Korea, New Zealand, Ecuador and China, RecycleTech has become the leader in polystyrene processing equipment. www.recycletechno.com