What is your product?
The GreenMax Apolo range of polystyrene waste compactors.
How does it work?
Shreds and compacts polystyrene waste into manageable recycled blocks.
Where would it ideally be used?
In the fishing industry, as there is high volume use of polystyrene boxes for transportation; recycling centres and waste carriers, especially those who deal with building sites; the transport industry and retail sector who deal white and electrical goods.
How is it different?
There are very few places in the UK that can recycle polystyrene, it is not biodegradable and often ends up in landfill sites. Recycling this waste stream with the Apolo range means it can be rejuvenated into a product with a high resale value.
What benefits does it offer?
It has a reduction ratio of up to 50:1 and is available in four sizes.
Where has it been used?
Allan and Dey, a seafood processor in Aberdeen.
Prices range from £12,500 to £29,995 and weekly rental charges from £69.50/week to £150/week.
GreenMax offers to purchase back the recycled block at a price of up to £400 per tonne, so you are not only saving the disposal cost of the material, which can be over £100 per tonne, but also making a revenue stream out of the compressed product.
What about maintenance?
This range of equipment is extremely reliable. Easi Recycling believes in preventive maintenance and with the Easi rental package all servicing and maintenance is included in the price.
What is its life span?
10-15 years depending on use.
How is it future-proofed?
We offer upgrade options during the contract, ensuring that the customer always has the right equipment for its business.
Any future applications?
These machines and technology apply to expanded polystyrene only at this time. However, the technology is similar for de-watering, which is becoming more widely used in the beverage sector for separating fluid from PET bottles and aluminium cans. Easi Recycling sees these machines as key to its future strategy.
How many have you sold and where?
Our first consignment of EPS machines arrived in December and we have already installed the largest model, the A-C200, into the fishing industry in Aberdeen. We have trials for the existing machines and have placed an order for the second shipment which will include the smaller A-C25 and A-C50 machine, ideal for small producers of EPS waste.
Easi Recycling offers a free trial of the equipment.