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Prestigious car maker recycles polystyrene waste

A well-known car maker has found a solution to getting rid of the excess polystyrene packaging that it produces on its production line. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has turned to its waste contractor Biffa to help the company recycle its waste. The company uses polystyrene to protect its products but has found it difficult to dispose of. According to Biffa, more than half a tonne of polystyrene per month is produced by Rolls-Royce. Biffa used a Styromelt machine to recycle Rolls-Royces polystyrene. It melts the material to form a dense block that is reduced in volume by over 95% of the original material. It then becomes a small block which can be turned into fuels or new products such as garden decking. Biffa operations manager Carl Payne explains why recycling this material is beneficial: Firstly, it reduces the cost of disposing of polystyrene and it frees up a lot of space in the waste containers. It also means we continue to help Rolls-Royce reduce the volume of waste going to landfill and increase recycling rates all good news for the environment. Image: Comparison of how much smaller polystrene is when compacted

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