Polystyrene (also known as EPS foam or Styrofoam) is a very popular plastic packaging material widely used in the packaging of food, electronics, electrical appliances, furniture, and more.
Due to its excellent insulating and protective properties. Polystyrene is also used to make useful products such as disposable cups, trays, tableware, cardboard boxes, boxes, and more. You can contact eps recycling at https://nicsonsbp.com.au/eps-recycling to recycle the waste material.
Despite the appeal of polystyrene, cities and organizations face growing problems with the disposal of packaging and products made from polystyrene. Due to its size and bulk, Styrofoam takes up a lot of space in the container, which means it fills up faster and therefore has to be emptied more often.
Polystyrene is lightweight in proportion to its volume, so it occupies a very valuable, flyable landfill and causes problems in the area. Although some companies have recycling policies, most polystyrene still ends up in landfills around the world.
According to conservative estimates, hundreds of thousands of tons of polystyrene waste are produced and sent to landfills every year. Although EPS foam (or polystyrene) products are estimated to account for less than 1% of the total weight of landfills, the proportion of landfills they occupy is much greater because they are so light.
Moreover, it is basically not biodegradable; it takes hundreds, maybe thousands of years to decompose. Even when disposed of in landfills, EPS can easily be carried away by the wind and cover roads or end up contaminating water bodies.