Polystyrene Recycling Solution
Back in 2009, we were asked to help dispose of some IT and furniture packaging waste, including polystyrene. This kind of waste takes up a lot of space in landfill and can take a thousand years to degrade. Because of this, plus the cost attached to landfill, the customer wanted a more environmentally-friendly way of disposing of it.
- We took on the challenge and looked into the viability of buying and selling polystyrene, as well as transportation options for this material.
- Manufacturers across the UK and Spain said they would accept the material if it was baled. So we invested in a specialised polystyrene compactor machine (aka a baler), which turned the polystyrene into a solid block. And bingo, our polystyrene recycling service was born.
- All of this is then recycled into new products, such as building insulation, packaging and car sun visors.