ARS Recycling Pvt. Ltd. is a leading Waste Management Company and GPCB Authorized scrap buyer in Ahmedabad. We are leading Thermocol Recycler in Ahmedabad and Thermocol Scrap Buyer in Gujarat.
Thermocol or Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) is a packaging material used to protect expensive products like TVs, Refrigerators and computers. Currently Thermocol after being used is thrown away and is not being recycled. It is either dumped in landfill, burnt openly causing air pollution or thrown in sewers leading to blockage of drains.
Thermocol is a plastic; is 100% recyclable and has a high value to recyclers. But it is 95% air and is a low weight – high volume (large space required) plastic waste product which making it expensive to collect, store and transport.
Due to this low weight high volume issue of EPS, economics does not work out. Therefore leading to a broken recycling system where EPS is sent to the landfills, drains or burnt.
Today, Thermocol waste is generated largely in retail and in industries. At a household level, one gets Thermocol in the packaging of white goods bought and the quantum of Thermocol is not that much. Often, it is collected alongside the garbage by the garbage collectors and since it does not have a value, it gets dumped into the municipal corporation truck which takes it straight to the landfills. When in the landfills, Thermocol being high in volume, takes up a lot of space. It is highly flammable and on burning releases carcinogenic fumes. Thermocol is extremely light and floats on water resulting in it also becoming a choking hazard for river and sea creatures.
However, like most other problems that have a solution, this one does too. The Thermocol is recyclable though it is not biodegradable. It can be melted and transformed into another form – High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) through a process. At RECYCLING HUB we ensure that 100% of the Thermocol are recycled in the most proper way.