Styrofoam Recycling

Ways of Stryrofoam Recycling

Styrofoam can be broken into small particles and grinded into powder to be used as filler in concrete, it can be solved in solvent to make adhesives, and it can be compacted and re-melt to make PS pellets for the applications of PS profiles and injection molded parts.  As the collection and transportation of waste Styrofoam has not been so efficient due to its light weight, compaction is needed to produce high density logs allowing trailers to be loaded to maximum weights.

 

 Why is Styrofoam Difficult to Recycle

StyrofoamSTYROFOAM (Polystyrene (PS) and Expanded Polystyrene, commonly known as PS foam or EPS) are made from non-renewable petroleum based chemicals. PS is light, hygienic and commonly used to pack food, drinks, fragile and deformable goods. Usually, Styrofoam products are 98% air and only 2% polystyrene. Waste Styrofoam are costly to transport due to its light weight.

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