styrofoam packaging Articles

  • Styrofoam is filling up landfill

    Styrofoam has the potential to affect the entire ecological system of this planet. Used in product packages and the shipping industry, the world produces tons of Styrofoam each year which is now a major environmental problem. Landfills are filling up at a record rate and Styrofoam is one reason and Styrofoam is non-biodegradable adds to ...


  • Tips and Suggestion for Waste Styrofoam Recycling

    Styrofoam is widely used in a lot of fields, including packaging material, such as food packaging material, express packaging material and electronic products packaging materials. Styrofoam is a rigid foam often found in packaging and take-away containers. But Styrofoam need take more than 1 million years to decompose and it is often not cost-effective to recycle. So ...


  • Greenmax Styrofoam Densifier Old Customer Feedback from Poland

    GREENMAX EPS Styrofoam Recycling Compactor|Densifier for Polystyrene Foam Greenmax is now accepting Styrofoam for recycling Come by and drop it off at any time, and bring any of those old electronics you would like to recycle too!. For Styrofoam, we charge $5 per 30 gallon bag (that’s a lot of Styrofoam! Check figure 4 for reference). We can only recycle Styrofoam that is white ...


  • Rethinking Packaging

    Packaging—it surrounds almost everything we buy. Think about all the boxes, plastic wrap, six-pack rings, toothpaste tubes, plastic bottles, Styrofoam peanuts, and more we come across every day. Unfortunately, a lot of this packaging either ends up in the trash can or is littered. One way to be responsible is to buy things that don’t have a lot of packaging. If you do buy something ...


    By Eco Partners, Inc.

  • Make money out of your waste

    Strautmann Umwelttechnik compacts Styrofoam® up to 700kg/m³ Make money out of your waste with balers from Strautmann Umwelttechnik. Week by week, there are many thousand of tons of waste which arise from packaging material and insulation material, which comes from expanded polystyrene, short EPS, like Styrofoam®. In the 90s the disposal of this very voluminous material was very ...

  • Efficient Operation of Lighting, Hot Water and Air Conditioning: Hotel Inter Continental Sydney

    To improve its environmental performance and save nearly $300,000 per year, the Hotel Inter Continental Sydney changed some practices that seemed insignificant in themselves but which collectively, wasted massive resources. The changes cost around $275,000 and no adverse affect on guest amenity. They included lowering the power of lights that were too bright, lowering the temperature of ...


  • Rental agreement gives more flexibility - Case Study

    Sunarc Technology A/S treats glass with a special antireflection treatment for use in solar power plants and greenhouses. When the glass is delivered from various suppliers it arrives safely wrapped in paper, cardboard, plastic and styrofoam. Previously the used packaging was emptied into containers, which were picked up by the company’s waste collector against payment. “In February ...


    By Bramidan Balers

  • Landfill clearance

    Selling 8,000 pieces of furniture each day means the folks at Raymour & Flanigan Furniture have to contend with packaging for 8,000 pieces of furniture each day. And that's a whole lot of cardboard, plastic and polystyrene. But the Liverpool, N.Y.-based retailer has been aggressively tackling its waste streams in recent years and just added a new program to handle the large amount of ...


    By RecycleTech, Corp.

  • Marine litter – a growing threat worldwide

    Increasing amounts of litter are ending up in the world’s oceans and harming the health of ecosystems, killing animals when they become trapped or swallow the litter. Human health is also at risk, as plastics may break down into smaller pieces that may subsequently end up in our food. These are just a few of the problems emerging from the waste collecting in our seas. There are now ...

  • Market transformation: can washing machines really help clean up surfing?

    The culture of surfing is awash in environmentalism. It has soul, it's connected to the natural rhythms of the earth, it has icons like Jack Johnson singing about reducing and reusing. Beneath the mythical veneer, however, the business of surfing (worth $7 billion annually) is big business. So it has all the usual problems - and then some - as it looks to live up to its eco-friendly image. Most ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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