Recently, many places have encountered bottlenecks in the problem of Styrofoam recycling. In the United States, such as Monroe County in Florida and Middletown in New Jersey, they will no longer accept expanded polystyrene (EPS), better known as Styrofoam, a name trademarked by The Dow Chemical Company, and may be on their way to banning it.
Ban on Styrofoam
The Monroe County Solid Waste Management are facing the problem that their vendor can not process the waste Styrofoam any more while they are unable now to find another vendor instead.In order to avoid such recyclable materials sent to a landfill, The Monroe County will not accept the waste Styrofoam at any of its recycling drop-off centers,” Executive Director McGlasson says.
At the same time in Middletown, the New Jersey Sierra Club Director Jeff Tittel said, "The Styrofoam is harmful to our environment as it is not recyclable and does not degrade." Earlier this March, they passed a bill that would eventually ban the use of Styrofoam.
Truth behind the Ban
Look backward to this ban, some of their concerns are fairly justified considering the truth that Styrofoam contains carcinogenic chemicals such as benzene and styrene. When mixed with other wastes, it is difficult to sort through and find out.However, what they said the best method for disposing Styrofoam waste is putting it in the trash is not tally with the facts.
As an old saying goes, there is no permanent waste, only misplaced resources, and the Styrofoam waste is just a kind of precious resource which is often misplaced. Otherwise, how are the framing products made, like decorating frames, mirror frames, photo frames? In the next chapter, we will show you a unique styrofoam recycling, give you a detailed explanation on "How to Replace Wood with Styrofoam waste".