Polystyrene Processing Saves Landfill Space Nationwide

Patent Pending Recycling Technology saves the environment and money for customers.
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April 17, 2012 - PRLog -- Ever wonder where all of that Styrofoam® packaging that comes with appliances, such as TV’s and computers goes? For most of America, all of that material get tossed into the garbage and hauled to a landfill.  Once they get to a landfill they take up needless space, and as it gets broken into smaller pieces, can cause a significant litter issue around the facility.  Materials, especially synthetic ones, take hundreds to thousands of years to actually break down…so it’s both a waste of space and money to throw away expanded polystyrene.

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’s EPS processing machines in several counties and businesses throughout the state of Florida.  Based on the results achieved by the Innovative Grant, RecycleTech has been able to place additional units throughout Florida.

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’s Lakeland Florida facility.  “Our commitment to helping companies recycle their unwanted EPS provides them with a significant cost savings and an addition revenue stream.”

RecycleTech is a New Jersey based company that has developed and refined a patent pending heat extrusion process.   RecycleTech’s XT 500 consists of a Crusher, Conveyor and an Extruder capable of processing 500 lbs. of EPS per hour.  This is one model in the company’s processing portfolio, which ranges from 70 lbs/hour up to 1,000 lbs/hour.

RecycleTech’s innovative EPS processing equipment can help businesses in two ways:  (1) if the company/location produces significant EPS quantity, our machine allows this material to be recycled versus disposed of, leading to a large decrease in disposal costs.  Secondly, RecycleTech is interested in purchasing the material our machines produce, so in addition to the disposal cost savings, there is an economic incentive to sell the processed EPS as a commodity, and realize its additional value.

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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
Source:Adam Schlachter, Program Manager
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