polystyrene waste News

  • Recycling Polystyrene

    Enough waste Polystyrene to fill 15,000 Olympic sized swimming pools is currently land filled in the UK every year. Purex International has developed a new system to thermally densify this waste into a form that can be recycled into new products and fuels. Polystyrene is a very effective packaging material but disposing of or recycling it can be problematic and expensive. Purex International ...


  • Prestige Car Maker Finds Solution to Polystyrene Waste

    Rolls Royce Motor Cars is always looking to be greener and recycle more materials from their production site in Chichester. One waste material that was difficult to recycle was Polystyrene, that was until the company’s waste contractor Biffa, suggested a Styromelt™ Thermal Densifier from Purex. Polystyrene is an excellent packaging material due to its insulating and protective properties. ...


  • Companies Can Reduce Costs by Recycling Polystyrene

    Polystyrene is often overlooked as a recyclable material unlike glass, cans and paper. It is often thrown into the bin or works skip and taken away to landfill. This no longer has to be the case as Taylor Products Ltd of Cardiff in partnership with Purex International Ltd have developed the Styromelt Polystyrene Densifier to help recycle this problematic waste material. Thousands of tonnes of ...


  • Polystyrene nanoparticles affect fish behaviour and metabolism

    Fish fed polystyrene nanoparticles are less active and show changes to their brains and metabolism, according to a study by Swedish and Danish researchers. The findings suggest that nanoparticles in the environment could have a major impact on fish and aquatic ecosystems. Nanoparticles are increasingly used in consumer products, such as cosmetics, and enter the environment via sewage systems. ...

  • New Yorkers To Speak Out Against `Polystyrene Ban` On City Hall Steps

    The following is being released by the American Chemistry Council: WHAT: On Wednesday, a bill is expected to be introduced to the City Council that bans the use of polystyrene foam foodservice in New York City.  This ban will negatively impact small businesses, consumers and workers, will do nothing to reduce the amount of solid waste the City produces each year and will yet again increase ...

  • New Study Details Economic And Environmental Costs Of NYC Polystyrene Ban

    A new study released today finds that the ban on polystyrene foam proposed by the Bloomberg Administration will cost city businesses, consumers and tax payers nearly $100 million per year by nearly doubling food service product costs, and do little to reduce waste. According to the study, produced by research firm MB Public Affairs on behalf of the American Chemistry Council, "Total costs to ...

  • Plastics Makers: We Welcome Opportunity to Explore Recycling Polystyrene Foam in New York City

    News reports indicate that Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg may propose restrictions on the use of polystyrene foam foodservice products in New York City, ostensibly as a way to increase recycling rates. American Chemistry Council (ACC) vice president of plastics Steve Russell issued the following statement: "We would welcome the opportunity to explore polystyrene foam1 foodservice recycling ...

  • Turning Waste into Profit

    This project was undertaken on behalf of Thompson's of Prudhoe to enable their existing waste recycling plant to become more profitable... The recycling plant at Springwell Quarry is handling skip waste and C&D waste. The initial screening split is at 40mm using a large Trommel screen. For many years the 40mm down product was acceptable for use as a cover material not only on Thompson's own ...


    By Master Magnets Ltd

  • Turning Waste into Profit

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    By Master Magnets Ltd

  • SEPA construction waste disposal warning

    All waste arising from construction work must be disposed of legally. This was the message from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) today, after a site agent of a construction company was recently fined for knowingly causing the disposal of waste when there was no waste management licence in place.  Mr William McArthur was fined £500 at Airdrie Sheriff Court on Tuesday 1 April ...

  • New Waste Reduction Act to improve Ontario`s waste diversion

    "Every additional 1,000 tonnes of recycled waste generates seven new jobs." That is one of the motivating factors behind a new Act introduced on June 6 as part of an Ontario government plan to create jobs and build a stronger, greener economy for future generations. The new Act will replace the existing Waste Diversion Act, 2002. Jim Bradley (pictured below), Ontario's Minister of the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Waste management technics from Max Solution Systems

    Max Solution Systems designs and produces the production waste exhausting systems for printing, labels, packaging, card board, non-woven, plastic and can industries. The production waste will be directly exhausted from the source at the machine, will be chopped into small pieces and transported to the waste disposal (container, compactor, baling press or big bag.) The German know – how gives you ...


    By Max Solution Systems

  • Serious sentences for scrap traders handling illegal waste

    A scrap yard owner and his son have been prosecuted after handling illegal non scrap metal waste at its Berkshire site. The two men received a suspended prison sentence and were ordered to pay prosecution costs for being found guilty of handling waste without a Waste Management Licence. Leslie Dunn senior and Leslie Dunn junior admitted to receiving waste including wood, plastics, cardboard, ...

  • Green Roof for waste water treatment plant

    The waste water treatment plant in the Csepel precint of the city of Budapest, Hungary, one of the largest and most advanced in its kind, which is being built within the ‘Living Danube' project for the health of the river is now protected by a high-performance green roof, using the properties of DuPont Typar geosynthetic to deliver long-term reliable functionality. "Living Danube" is an EU ...

  • Walmart cuts 80 percent of waste destined for landfills

    Walmart reported today that it has eliminated more than 80 percent of the waste that would go to landfills from its operations in California. The company's comprehensive waste reduction program that produced these results is now being implemented across Walmart's 4,400 stores, Sam's Club locations and distribution centers in the U.S., moving it closer to its global goal of creating zero waste. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Three New England organizations recognized for reducing waste

    Three WasteWise partners in New England were recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for outstanding achievements as 2011 WasteWise award winners. Nationally, there were 29 winners, with awards in categories including business, government, and educational sectors. WasteWise is a free, voluntary partnership program that helps businesses reduce their environmental impact and ...

  • Inline shredder and production waste handling systems from Max Solution Systems

    Max Solution Systems designs and produces the production waste exhausting systems for printing, labels, packaging, card board, non-woven, plastic and can industries. The production waste will be directly exhausted from the source at the machine, will be chopped into small pieces and transported to the waste disposal (container, compactor, baling press or big bag.) The German know – who ...


    By Max Solution Systems

  • Countrystyle awarded £16m New Spitalfields Market waste contract

    Countrystyle Group has been awarded a £15.8m contract to manage waste, recycling and cleansing services at New Spitalfields Market in Leyton, East London. Countrystyle Group will assist market tenants while a new segregated waste collection strategy is implemented, which will require them to segregate various waste streams into separate bins. ...

  • NEWGENS signed LOI for a large waste-to-energy plant in Greece

    NEWGENS, a Swiss company specializing in revolutionary plants waste-to-energy, signed an important LOI for the realization of a plant in Greece.120,000 tonnes/year of urban waste will be eliminated with high production of green-energy 66 MW/h. Storage of CO2 (E290 to sell to the agricultural and food-industry).ZERO EMISSIONS in the atmosphere and the environment.The plant will be built ...


  • Axion Polymers' recycled fridge plastic makes 'cool' pencils

    Axion Polymers’ high-grade recycled polystyrene made from waste fridge plastic is being turned into millions of new sustainable pencils in the plastic recycler’s latest ‘cool’ product application. Global stationery product manufacturer BIC is using Axpoly PS01, sourced from post-consumer fridge plastic, in its new Ecolutions range of ...

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