One of the common questions people have about polystyrene foam recycling is “How do you transport the foam effectively?”
Since polystyrene foam is 90% air, it is too light to transport without compressing it into a more manageable size. Mil-tek in the United Kingdom has solved this efficiency problem by using presses and balers to crush the foam into smaller more efficient sizes. With their machinery they are able to reduce the volume of foam products by 95%!
In the video below, you can watch how Mil-tek takes foam fish containers and smashes them into a smaller and more manageable size making shipping easier.
The key to effective foam recycling is being able to minimize the amount of space required to move the foam, while being able to maximize the ability to collect as much foam as possible.