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Something important that you need to know about EPS recycling

 

In recent years, EPS has become another environmental concern due to the widespread introduction of bans on plastic products. All of these packaging materials, disposable cups and plates are made of expanded polystyrene foam, which often short for EPS material. It is the most widely used plastic type nowadays.

 

EPS has become a general term used to describe all foam polystyrene products. Like many other recyclable products, we need to know something important before talking about EPS disposal ways.

 


1.EPS is a high recyclable material which contains more than 95% air and only 5% plastic, lightweight features make it a very popular packaging material. EPS is widely used in home appliances, furniture, catering and logistics industries.

 

2.Most EPS products are recognized by the number "6" printed on them (hence that they’re otherwise referred to as No. 6 plastic products). This makes it easy for us to identify it, and we can pay attention to it when we throw rubbish away, save the recyclable expanded polystyrene materials and recycle them.

 


3.EPS is very bulky, and for packaging and logistics companies, a lot of EPS waste will be accumulated. Because the lightweight material is hard for recyclers to accept, they have to pay extra money to dispose it, but it's not a good idea. EPS landfill has a serious impact on the environment because it will remain in the natural environment for hundreds or even thousands of years before decomposing.

 

4.EPS recycling is an important task for both businesses and individuals. Adopting professional foam recycling machine as GREENMAX EPS densifier, this type of melting machine is an idea way for EPS recycling, because the crushing, melting and extruding process achieve a compression ratio of 90:1, which greatly reduces the transportation costs.

 


EPS material is recyclable, cheap, bulky and widely used, so we are supposed to take an active action to recycle EPS waste!