Waste Matters Service
Currently Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) is not recycled in the Ireland to any significant degree. There is no recycling facility for the processing of EPS other than to dump it in the landfill where it takes up valuable space and works its way to the surface causing other environmental concerns. Polystyrene is made up of 98 per cent air and 2 per cent plastic and thus has a high volume/low weight ratio, so even a small quantity can rapidly fill a bin or container. Waste Matters Ltd has equipment which can process large, medium and small volumes of Polystyrene efficiently. After shredding, the material is transferred to an extractor which melts and compresses the Polystyrene, generating a solid mass, compressed down to 1/90 of its’ original size.