- March 25, 2021
-- According to official statistics, there are about 45,000 tonnes of expanded polystyrene (EPS) created and consumed each year in Australia. Much of this EPS is embedded in long-term use, such as waffle pods used in housing construction and engineering/
manufacturing components. However, approximately 40% (or 18,000 tonnes p.a) is single-use or short-term packaging that can be recycled after use. We currently only recycle about 27% (or 4,900 tonnes p.a.) of this EPS packaging so there is plenty of opportunities to recycle more.
Expanded polystyrene is made by expanding beads of polystyrene plastic (like popcorn) which are then fused together. Expanded polystyrene can be easily identified if the beads of foam can be easily seen when the foam is broken. Polystyrene packaging can't be recycled from your kerbside recycling bin, and when thrown in your garbage bin it ends up taking up precious space in the landfill and does not break down.
GREENMAX from INTCO recycling has ways to assist the polystyrene packaging industry with Polystyrene packaging recycling and divert it from landfills for reprocessing. GREENMAX professional EPS Compactor can help reduce the volume of the waste bulky polystyrene materials, saving storage and transporting costs. Besides, the EPS Compactor can bring benefits to the recycling companies because INTCO recycling can purchase back the compressed polystyrene blocks at a reasonable price. INTCO has granulation lines to granulate and makes frame products.
With the professional EPS Compactor, polystyrene packaging companies will not be concerned about the recycling problem anymore. If you are interested in the EPS Compactor, please visit http://www.greenmaxmachine.com.au/
for more information.