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Solutions for Recycling Polystyrene

Businesses have long struggled with how to properly dispose of EPS in bulk. no longer.

Expanded Polystyrene Disposal

EPS, also known as expanded polystyrene, is a flexible plastic used to create a variety of consumer goods. Polystyrene is a strong, rigid plastic that is incredibly helpful for packaging in many different industries.

Expanded polystyrene, on the other hand, can take hundreds of years to biodegrade, and many businesses struggle with the proper disposal of EPS. EPS is easily compacted and recycled with the correct tools.

Why pay to transport Air?

Polystyrene is a type of waste that can take up an enormous amount of space in skips & bins because it contains 95–98% air. EPS waste is often bagged and disposed of in bulk, which is expensive.

A Mil-tek EPS Compactor machine functions in two steps. In the initial stage, the polystyrene is shredded to get rid of the shape and any trapped air. It is subsequently heated, pressed into a block or briquette, and reformed. The block has an overall volume reduction of 40:1 (97.5%) and is highly dense (300 kg/m3).

What Sort of EPS Can I Recycle?

Although polystyrene comes in numerous forms, including molded sheets for construction and peanut packaging, EPS6 is the one that is most frequently used. Moreover, the EPS Compactor can only process this type of polystyrene.

The EPS6 blocks that have been processed can be bought and recycled into plastic parts for toys, electronics, and other items. As a result, you not only save a lot of money compared to throwing your EPS trash in a landfill in large quantities, but you also make money for your business and improve its sustainability.

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