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The practicalities of recycling Styrofoam

Separation
The first step is to separate the waste Styrofoam material into either ‘contaminated’ or clean categories: ‘Contaminated’ Styrofoam could have paper labels, staples, sticky tape or colour dye on it, or been used to carry fish, plants, fruit or vegetables. Clean Styrofoam has no extra labeling or marks and will have been used to package electrical goods or car parts or similar items.Both clean and contaminated Styrofoam packaging can be recycled but the process is different so it is vital that the two are separated. Continue reading

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