GREENMAX EPS Compactor Contributes to Australia's expanded polystyrene "phase-out" Plan

In the previous article, we have mentioned that the Australian government aims to phase out expanded polystyrene (EPS) food and beverage containers by 2022 according to the National Plastics Plan. In Australia, waste EPS foam is not currently recoverable through kerbside recycling, and there is limited availability of drop-off services to recycle the material, resulting in the low polystyrene recycling rate across the whole country. Under this circumstance, professional EPS recycling machines such as EPS Compactor have only played a role in a limited range because they are not well known by the public, which can contribute to Australia's expanded polystyrene "phase-out" plan.

The response from a spokesperson from the Australian Department of Agriculture, Water, and the Environment may be one of the majority, such as “Expanded polystyrene consumer packaging and food and beverage containers are particularly problematic, since it has a high impact when littered because it is lightweight and fragile.” Actually, this is still a widespread – and misplaced – belief that waste EPS foam cannot be recycled.

EPS foam is 100% recycled because it is composed of 98% air, and now high-quality EPS compactor on the market can effectively recycle waste EPS through the screw and automatic hydraulic system without any pollution, which revolutionizes the traditional filling and incineration methods that will pollute the air, soil and water that humans and animals depend on for survival.

Take GREENMAX, a prestigious brand in the field of EPS recycling as an example, the GREENMAX EPS Compactor is a professional EPS recycling machine specialized in compressing waste EPS lunch box, XPS insulation board, EPP, etc. into blocks by rotating screw pressure. The EPS Compactor can reduce the volume of waste EPS foam at a ratio of 50:1, avoiding discarded EPS that quickly fills up trash bins due to its bulky volume and causes high transportation costs. On the other hand, collecting waste EPS for centralized processing can also prevent the fragile ones from drifting away in the wind and being eaten by animals and causing death.

All in all, the current various prohibitions and restrictions of the Australian government are not the most effective solution to the problem of EPS white foam pollution. Through technological progress and innovation, such as EPS compactor, EPS granulator, turning waste materials into reusable treasure and making it possible to recycle large-scale EPS foam waste, is the right way to phase-out the waste.