Schools throughout the U.S. use roughly 5.76 billion foam food trays each school year. StyroSmart Solutions has developed a solution to help schools recycle foam with the StyroGenie SG-1200. StyroGenie is a low-cost, thermal densification machine that reverses the foam manufacturing process by removing the air and returning it to a liquid resin. The resin is then cooled and formed into small briquettes that are easily recycled into other products. StyroSmart Solutions has formed direct recycle agreements to transform the briquettes into EPS picture frames that can be sold at School fund-raisers.
Schools using StyroGenie today are reducing foam waste volume by 95 percent, saving money by reducing waste removal, saving the environment by keeping EPS out of our landfills, and turning used foam lunch trays into usable products like picture frames to raise money.