Foam coffee cups can be recycled through GREENMAX densifier to relieve the pollution


With the development of economy and society and the fast speed of living ways, people be increasingly willing to stop for a cup of coffee on your way to work in the morning, which are polystyrene cups. While it brings people convenience, these foam coffee cups also does harm to human body and environment.


Foam coffee cups are cups made of polystyrene, or commonly referred to as plastic # 6. Most people buy disposable foam cups because they are easy to clean and do not need to be washed.


There is a lot of controversy about what type of disposable cups and trays are better for the environment. In general, if you can use cups or plates made of glass or ceramic that can be cleaned and reused, that is the best option. If disposable dishes and cups are necessary, most environmentalists advocate choosing paper first and then plastic. Polystyrene cups are generally considered the last resort.


Some people are also concerned about the health issues of using polystyrene foam in food. Some of the chemicals in polystyrene may soak in the food and then ingest it. Scientific research is under way to determine the health effects, if any, of the small amounts of these chemicals. However, in general, you should avoid using microwaves to treat any food or drink in a foam container.

Another problem with polystyrene cups is that these cups is hard to be recycled. However, GREENMAX, belongs to INTCO recycling, can well solve the problem, because it has many kinds of recycling machines designed for foam cups recycling.


There is a kind of melter machine can especially deal with the polystyrene cups. And the following is the process of the machine. It can crush these foam cups first, and then after heating and extruding, these cups will become the densified ingots, with the volume reduction ratio up to 90:1. Because of it, the melted cups are easy to transport and will have little pollution on the environment.


Polystyrene cups take 1,000 years to degrade, which only means chemicals begin to break down and penetrate into groundwater and soil. It does not really "biodegrade" to what extent. So, recycling foam cups through foam densifier is obviously a better choice