Polystyrene or Styrofoam is one of the most common types of plastic waste, used across a wide range of applications such as fast-food containers, frozen fish storage, to packaging material surrounding electronic devices. It is a very prevalent waste type.
Unfortunately, like other plastics it is not biodegradable and even worse, it is not as easy to reuse as other plastics and due to its extruded nature, this plastic is bulky and takes up considerably more space. This takes up room not only in your waste management areas but also in landfill sites.
We, at Gradeall are an environmentally conscious organisation aiming to help businesses to reduce their environmental impact through efficient waste management solutions. Read more about our work through our environmental policy here.
Your business can reduce its environmental impact by reducing waste pick ups to your site. This is accomplished through baling your waste using a baler or compactor. Waste that is crushed into bales is also easier to have collected by specialist sites, such as those which treat polystyrene.
Although a material most council recycling bins have on their excluded list, there are places that can process polystyrene further. This can be done through granulation or chemical baths to dissolve it.
It is generally a waste that for businesses generating polystyrene, disposing of it requires a specific arrangement with a waste management company. Creating bails of polystyrene through an industrial baler reduces space taken up by this bulky packing materials and increases the likelihood of it being recycled through a specialist site. Below are some further advantages of baling polystyrene waste on your site.
A site or business that compacts their waste using a baler or compactor from Gradeall can reduce their waste collection costs by 75% (by reducing the number of collections needed throughout the week as waste builds up).
Polystyrene waste in particular is large and hard to store due to its tendency to break apart. With polystyrene, most of that waste is simply contained air which can be massively reduced by creating bails. Reducing your need for constant collections of waste also reduces traffic in the site increasing safety and efficiency.
It is always advisable to ensure polystyrene that is intended for baling or further processing is fully cleaned, especially if it has been used for food storage. This is because any contaminants will adversely affect its ability to be reused.
We here at Gradeall cater to the needs of many industries. The food industry is the most impacted by the use of polystyrene and the creation of polystyrene waste in applications such as fish transportation or to-go containers. We understand the need for effective waste management for the hygiene standards of the food industry as much as any others. Through consultation with your business, we are able to formulate an effective waste management strategy for you taking into account your needs and space available.
Versions of popular Gradeall balers are available with stronger rams to ensure that polystyrene bales are fully compressed producing strong dense bales. Get in touch with us to discuss your polystyrene baling and waste management requirements and we will organise a bespoke plastic waste management solution for your business needs.
Due to its form being 96% air, polystyrene needs added force to maintain its baled form once crushed.
Versions of Gradeall balers are available with stronger rams to ensure that polystyrene bales are fully compressed producing strong dense bales. All our balers are installed with full staff training to ensure your team is confident with your new polystyrene waste solution. Contact us to discuss your polystyrene baling requirements.
The working area of the G-Eco 50S Polystyrene baler is 2000 x 1573mm. When planning a new waste management system with us, CAD site designs are offered to give you an accurate idea of how this new system will fit within your space or site. If you have an irregular shaped space for your waste management area, our bespoke service is ideal for you to find the perfect fit for your business.
The G-eco 50S Single Chamber Baler is a multi-purpose and compact vertical baler that is used in a vast array of baling applications. It will not only take care of your polystyrene waste but is also able to crush cardboard and other plastic waste. It is a low maintenance and cost effective option for businesses without the space for a larger baler system.
The G-Eco 50S is easy to use and a comprehensive instruction manual is included and a Gradeall service engineer will provide training on the baler upon installation- making sure that your staff can use the machine confidently.
The Polystyrene spec of the G-Eco 50S has an increased output through stronger rams, ensuring the complete compression of polystyrene into bails perfect for stacking to be collected by a specialist waste company. To learn more about our full range of balers to find the perfect one for your business needs, read more here or reach out to us for a consultation on your waste management needs.
Tackle your excess polystyrene waste, using less space, less waste pick-ups, and reducing your environmental impact.
Gradeall bespoke waste management solutions tackle waste management for Distribution Centres, Manufacturing, Facility Management, Food, Healthcare, Hospitality & Leisure, Councils, and Retail. We understand the waste management industry and the importance of proper plastic waste removal.
We will help you every step of the way from consultation, to installation and training to ensure you are happy with your polystyrene waste solution. Contact a member of our expert team today to learn more about our products, services, and how we can help you.
We at Gradeall International Ltd. are a world leading manufacturer of balers, compactors, tyre recycling machines and specialist bespoke recycling machinery. We have years of experience as industry leaders in recycling and waste management.
Our customers know we offer the highest level of excellence and expertise to their recycling systems. For more information on the work we do you can read a range of our case studies here.