We at Gradeall are an environmentally conscious company and strive to make good choices which reduce our negative impact on the environment. We also strive to allow our customers to do the same with machinery that reduces their carbon footprint.
For more information on our environmental impact you can read our Environmental Policy here.
Polystyrene is unfortunately one of the most common forms of plastic waste, coming from a range of applications such as food packaging and protection or electronic goods. This plastic waste is non-biodegradable and bulky, taking up increased space in landfill sites as well as increasing waste collection costs for businesses.
We work with a range of industries, adapting our equipment and methods to suit their needs, for example the food industry which uses a lot of polystyrene packaging. We will work with you to ensure your industry standards are met and your polystyrene waste solution is fitting to your needs.
Contact a member of our team today to discuss your needs, from there we will develop your custom polystyrene waste management solution.
Although polystyrene is a material most council recycling bins have on their excluded list, there are places that can process it further, be it granulation or chemical baths to dissolve it.
It generally causes issues that for businesses generating polystyrene waste, this requires a specific arrangement with a waste management company to correctly dispose of the polystyrene. Creating bales 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.
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, as any contaminants will adversely affect its ability to be reused.
A site or business that compacts its waste using a baler or compacter 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. It is also worth noting that 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.
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 are confident with your need 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. As well as this, 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.
This case is a practical example of how balers can be implemented in a business to help reduce space taken up by waste materials including plastic waste. This case also shows how our range of equipment can be chosen to suit the bespoke needs of any industry dependent on their needs. In the case of Supervalu Kingscourt a GV500 and a G-Eco 50S were installed at the supermarket to tackle their cardboard and plastic waste.
When we consulted with the team at O’Gorman’s Supervalu we took into account their waste management needs. We noted the large quantities of cardboard waste generated there in comparison to a smaller amount of plastic waste. Therefore, the best solution was the much larger GV500 for large amounts of cardboard waste and the smaller G-Eco 50S for their plastic waste. For businesses with polystyrene waste the G-Eco 50S can be upgraded to polystyrene spec to suit your needs.
Want to know if the G-Eco 50S polystyrene spec is the perfect solution for your polystyrene waste problems? Contact us to talk to a member of our expert team to consult on your waste disposal needs today.
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.