Polystyrene Collection – Plastic Expert Service
In the UK, Polystyrene is one of the most common forms of plastic around, being frequently used in packaging, insulation and even in obscure ways like bean bag and children’s toy stuffing. The construction and logistics industries are by far the biggest users of Polystyrene, but often it is small businesses who eventually have to dispose of it, with landfill seemingly the only option.
Polystyrene doesn’t need to be disposed of though; with our Polystyrene collection service, Polystyrene can be purchased from you and recycled through sustainable end markets. Polystyrene collections are not common, with most local waste authorities advising polystyrene is disposed of with general waste! Compacting Polystyrene makes it even better and more valuable, if you have a large volume, it is advisable to consider baling equipment.
The reasoning behind Polystyrene being disposed of with general waste is that often it has been contaminated by food or drink, making it harder to recycle. Despite being so light, it’s bulky and awkward to collect and transport. For businesses it is quite simple, after Polystyrene compaction occurs via a machine, it should be dry stored ready for a Polystyrene collection. We will pay competitive prices for this material.
Virgin Polystrene, and not recycled Polystyrene, is often used for food and drinks purposes because of concerns about hygiene. Polystyrene compaction into briquette form makes it more viable for the construction industry, who can use the recycled Polystrene’s impressive insulation attributes in housing. For the purposes of bouyancy, like life jackets and small rafts, recycled Polystyrene is ideal.
For the logistics industry, recycled Polystyrene in both moulded and loose form can be beneficial for deliveries; when moulded, it can protect delicate items closely, but when loose it can be used to fill the air pockets that may cause an item to move around. Recycling Polystyrene allows these industries to re-use the material after its first life span, helping it become something purposeful and reducing the need for virgin plastic.
For an example of a UK business finding great success with a Polystyrene Compaction Baler and our Polystyrene Collection Service, have a look at this case study.