Welcome to Recyclopaedia, the open source encyclopaedia of recycling. At present the project is recruiting editors to build enough content, to become a relevant source, and index of information on recycling, with an initial emphasis on recycling processes carried out in the Australian context. If you are an aspiring editor, please feel free to follow the links provided in the box on the right, showing example articles that are under construction.
Expanded polystyrene "EPS" is a common material in households, E-commerce and construction, that is infrequently recycled, due in part to a lack of awareness, historical issues with contamination and a lack of accessible recycling services. In Australia alone over 45,000 tons of EPS is produced each year, and less than 20,000 tons is recycled, despite Polystyrene possessing qualities which make it better for recycling than other polymers. Various facilities exist, which accept EPS, although there are sometimes limits on how much can be accepted, how clean it is, or fees for the service. Additionally, there are a number of creative do it yourself solutions to EPS waste. For example, it can be used to create molds, using a hot wire cutter and modelling cement. (Full Article...)
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