Why Recycle? Foam Recycling

The world was once a naturally balanced ecosystem. Water was recycled via evaporation; dead biological matter fertilized the soil which helped plants grow. Animals lived off the plants or each other. But all this changed when humans acquired some intelligence by eating from the tree of knowledge or throwing a bone in the air after seeing the monolith in 2001 a Space Odyssey.

Since humans have started modifying the planet the natural ecosystem has been massively corrupted. This isn’t to say is can’t be fixed, however; it’s just that the natural balance is no longer natural or balances, and it needs considerable effort to get things working in a cycle again. If we take minerals out of the ground we have to realize that they don’t return there of their own accord. If we make plastics we have to realize that they don’t automatically turn into something useful by biodegrading. We haven’t made any new elements, but we have combined elements in ways that do not automatically adjust with the ecosystem. As such, we have to put effort into artificially adjusting what we have artificially created.


Recycling steel means using 75% less energy that required for manufacturing new products. Air pollution is reduced by 90%. Aluminium recycling saves 95% of the energy needed for making new cans, and aluminium can be recycled indefinably.

Glass can also be recycled indefinitely, saving 40% of the cost needed for producing mining and producing new glass.


Foam, which is made from polystyrene, and also known as Styrofoam or expanded polystyrene (EPS) is something not from a renewable resource and not previously regarded as recycle able. Styrofoam is generally used once before being disposed. The environmental impact is has can be massively reduce by the fact it is really over 95% air. EPS equipment (Expanded PolyStyrene equipment) is used to extract the air and allow easy transport. EPS Recycling Machines at IS recycling can make the best use of clean materials. Foam Recycling is yet another way of helping the environment, saving cost and energy for all.


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