Polystyrene Recycling

Expanded polystyrene (EPS) is commonly used for product packaging including white goods, electronics manufacturers, distributors, fish processors and food processing.

Polystyrene is a cost effective packaging material to protect goods and parts during transport.

The Waste Matters Polystyrene Compactor shreds, heats, compacts and reforms the polystyrene material into a compact polystyrene briquette for resale and re-use.

  • Save space
  • Improve green recycling targets
  • Reduce landfill
  • Reduce carbon footprint
  • Reduce costs

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 of polystyrene can rapidly fill a bin or container. Waste Matters Ltd. manufactures polystyrene compaction equipment which can process large, medium and small volumes of Polystyrene efficiently.

After shredding, the polystyrene material is transferred to an extractor which melts and compresses the Polystyrene, generating a solid mass, compressed down to 1/90th of its’ original size.