With the increase in the Internet booking platform, take-away market competition become more and more intense, a large number of food packaging waste also be produced. Plastic, foam lunch boxes, plastic bags, disposable chopsticks and other "white garbage" were threw on the street, which cause the community's attention.
The one-time use of foaming lunch box, also known as the bubble lunch box, was introduced from Japan and Taiwan. It began to be used on the Chinese railway in 1986, and its sales have been compared because of its light weight, heat preservation, oil resistance, water resistance and low price.
Then, the one-time foam tableware with its low cost quickly become the standard street snack bar, but because of the lack of environmental awareness, the railway station, the construction site is free to discard the lunch box, which was caused the white pollution.
However, the one-time foam tableware showing an upward trend. 2005 data show that the annual sales of disposable tableware is 28 billion (including lunch boxes, noodles bowl, cup), lunch boxes with the amount of 12 billion, of which 3.4 billion environmental protection boxes, one-time foam lunch box 86 Billion only. In all parts of the country, disposable foam plastic tableware market share of more than 70%.
At present, there are two types of disposable lunch boxes: one is a colorless and transparent plastic lunch box called "polypropylene lunch box" (PP), each price in a few cents; the other is a foam meal box which named polystyrene lunch box (PS). For this reason, a one-time foam lunch box for a small snack bar has a great attraction.
The expanded polystyrene are disposable, which can easily become the white pollution, so EPS recycling is very necessary to protect our environment. We can recycle it through EPS compactor and then reuse it to do some other products.