2016 Archive

Reduce the application of polystyrene in food containers and trays

Due to the harm of polystyrene products, people are becoming to know the importance and necessity of protecting the environment during the recent years. Ban on the use of disposable polystyrene food service containers moved closer to reality nowadays, many countries approved proposals on the restrictions of the use and sale of the containers.
Besides, many shops and supermarkets do not use or sale plastic food containers anymore. Relevant proposals would extend the polystyrene prohibition to food products prepared and packaged entirely such as instant ramen noodles.

 


Clearly, there are scientific evidence and information to show how the polystyrene proposals serve the public interest. The reduction of polystyrene products not only reduce the serious environment pollution, but also protect people’s health since the plastic products may be poisonous for people’s reproductive system.
Perhaps the perfect proposals would never come but at least the polystyrene ban proposal is excellent and helpful. However, people may also worry that the proposal may be a double-edge sword: If products such as ramen noodles are not contained in the polystyrene containers, this would affect the availability of the popular product for families.
Under the proposal, food providers would not be permitted to use, provide or offer the use of polystyrene food service containers. The containers could not be sold in some places. Polystyrene food containers would only be allowed for raw or butchered meats, poultry, fish and eggs.
Polystyrene is lightweight and breaks down into small fragments after disposal, it persists for decades, and it has negative impacts on the environment, contributes to the potential death of marine animals and avian populations through ingestion and is a suspected human carcinogen.

 


So the recycling actions are very helpful in reducing the plastic pollution. People all need to know the importance of protecting the environment. So it is necessary for people to ban the use of disposable polystyrene containers from now on. Many companies which have the technology and machines are contributing to the efficient recycling methods. INTCO is a professional company in dealing with waste plastic such as EPS, XPS and PSP. The company produces recycling machines include compactors and densifiers.