As schools around the country return to business as usual, one university has begun to take a step forward in becoming more efficient. This summer, Texas Tech purchased and implemented a new foam densifier to help the school recycle polystyrene foam.
“It’s pretty easy,” Caleb Crow, unit supervisor of Energy Management and Sustainability at the Tech physical plant, said. “One person manages input while another manages output.”
The densifier turns the recycled foam into a highly viscous liquid like substance that is then poured into brick molds.