Polystyrene Recycling: Value Restart, Qinfeng EPS Compactor

What we commonly refer to as polystyrene is not limited to expanded polystyrene (EPS); polystyrene mainly includes polystyrene foam, general-purpose polystyrene plastics, and polystyrene films. Among the different types of foam, there are expanded polystyrene (EPS) and extruded polystyrene (XPS). EPS encompasses the most well-known and common types of polystyrene, including foam plastics and plastic packaging. Expanded polystyrene is the most prevalent form of polystyrene in our daily lives.

Industrial Recycling

Polystyrene is a non-degradable material, and the recycling of expanded polystyrene has become a relatively mature industrial process. Common polystyrene boxes can be recycled using polystyrene compactors. Residents can take their waste polystyrene to designated recycling points, where the recycling facility will use equipment to process the material. Industries that generate large quantities of waste expanded polystyrene boxes can use polystyrene compactors for on-site recycling.


Meghan Theriault, the Public Works Director in Guilford, established a recycling facility in Vermont after winning a $50,000 grant. At this facility, workers can use EPS Compactors to help recycle polystyrene, thereby reducing transportation costs and clearing roadside bins. Theriault mentioned that the compressed polystyrene is sold to a Canadian company named Soprema for $900 per ton. Soprema uses the waste to manufacture new plastic products.


Qinfeng EPS Compactor

Here, we recommend the Qinfeng polystyrene compactor. The Qinfeng CF-CP150 eps compactor uses cold compression technology to compress polystyrene boxes. This process does not produce odors from heated plastics, and the compression ratio ranges from 50:1 to 30:1. This effectively solves storage space issues, makes product transportation more convenient, is environmentally friendly, and avoids secondary pollution with smokeless operation. Thus, workers can compress polystyrene boxes at any time and easily manage the compacted blocks.

Qinfeng‘s CF-CP150 EPS Compactor

Industry Applications

Industries that typically produce these polystyrene boxes include fisheries and supermarkets. Fresh fish are transported in polystyrene boxes, which become waste once the fish are processed. Fragile vegetables and fruits in supermarkets need polystyrene boxes for protection. Some stores receive returned boxes from customers, which can be processed using polystyrene compactors.

Economic and Environmental Benefits

After compression with a polystyrene compactor, workers can accumulate a substantial amount of material and sell it, participating in the recycling and reuse production process. This helps protect the environment and supports a healthy economic cycle.

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