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Labor And Energy Efficiency In Foam Recycling

Posted by Chad Plotts

Recycling foam as with all material recycling has a value. The value is in respect to the amount of costs that are applied in processing the materials. Many companies are looking to gain an edge with their waste expenditures. Minimizing waste expenses directly affects profitability. Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) is a lightweight, large volume material that fills dumpsters quickly. Frequent waste removal costs businesses thousands in unnecessary waste expenditures. Expanded polystyrene is usually less than five percent plastic, the rest of the product is air introduced into the bead in the expansion stage of molding the foam product. What this means is that for the amount of space EPS products consume there is little mass or weight. Removing the material from the waste stream and utilizing compacting technology can save large sums of expenses.

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Topics: compactor, EPS, recycling, eps recycling, Economy, sustainablity

How to Reduce “Waste” Costs and profit by recycling Styrofoam!

Posted by Chad Plotts

Reducing foam packaging is an economical way to reduce waste costs. 

 

Expandable polystyrene and other foam plastics are 98% air making them very bulky in comparison to their weight. The high volume fills dumpsters quickly, leading to higher waste disposal costs.  Foam Compactors reduce the volume of expanded foam products, and in turn, less fees are incurred through reduction.  Also a benefit, compacted foam products can be shipped economically to a recycling location.  Compacting foam plastics can save thousands in unnecessary waste costs!

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Topics: styrofoam recycling, EPS compactor, eps recycling, styrofoam densifier

EPS and Styrofoam is recyclable

Posted by Phil Plotts

There is an excellent article posted today on the Plastics Today website pointing out two important facts, EPS packaging is recyclable and EPS packaging is a small component in our landfills and solid waste stream. 

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Topics: recycle styrofoam, styrofoam recycling, EPS compactor, eps recycling

What is made from recycled EPS?

Posted by Jeff Knapp

Over 69 million pounds of EPS were recycled in 2008.  In the past decade EPS has achieved an average recycling rate of 12%, one of the highest of the plastics family. 

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Topics: recycle styrofoam, EPS, eps recycling, styrofoam recycling equipment, recycled, items, made, from

Plastics Recycling Conference 2010

Posted by Phil Plotts

I want to let everyone know that we are exhibiting again this year at the Plastics Recycling Conference 2010 which will be held in Austin TX.  The conference will take place on March 2nd and 3rd.  The conference will include a tradeshow.  We will have booth #304 and would love to have you stop in.  The conference sponsors expect a great turnout again this year.  There were a record number of exhibitors this year and all spaces have sold out.  This primary focus of this conference is recycling, not solid waste management.  This is one of the best conferences in North America to meet people interested in recycling plastics of all types.  

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Topics: recycling plastic, eps recycling, styrofoam recycling equipment