Polystyrene Recycling Rates Gradually Increase

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25 Nov 2013 14:48 Jane Roberts

CHEMMONITOR.COM - Expanded polystyrene (EPS) is utilized for various purposes, which significantly complicates its recycling. The product’s advantageous property, lightness, can hinder the process of its recycling.

Since 2003, global demand for polystyrene has been decreasing. Primarily, the reduction has been induced by the replacement of polystyrene with polypropylene and polyethylene terephthalate in packaging. The high price of polystyrene is another reason.

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