Buy & Sell PS plastic worldwide at WasteTrade. We specialise in PS Recycling in the UK, where you get the best prices for your PS plastic scrap materials
Polystyrene recycling services can be accessed more easily than ever before through the WasteTrade online marketplace. Through our platform, you can gain exposure from our fully-vetted global userbase for the materials you have for sale. WasteTrade offers a direct connection to more polystyrene recycling outlets than could ever be possible by traditional brokerage methods.
In addition to this direct connection, WasteTrade also means you no longer have to be reliant on brokers to offer you the best polystyrene recycling solutions for you. You no longer need to trust the prices brokers offer you are a true representation of the value of your materials, as WasteTrade’s transparent marketplace shows you the exact offer the buyer made you. You also do not have to worry whether the recycler your broker is sending your materials to is ethical, as all buyers on the WasteTrade platform have had to pass our background checks and verification process.
You can access these polystyrene recycling services through WasteTrade for completely free. It is free to create your account on WasteTrade, it is free to create listings, and we do not take commissions on loads of material sold through the platform. We are creating the most reliable online environment for the ethical handling and disposal of waste materials in the industry, and we are offering it for free to make these services as widely and readily available as possible.
Frequently asked questions
Polystyrene (PS) is a thermoplastic made by putting the monomer styrene through a process called polymerisation, which bonds the monomers together to form polymer chains of Polystyrene. PS can come in the form of a solid plastic or a rigid foam, and it is commonly used in a range of products like medical test tubes, smoke alarm housings, yoghurt pots and CD cases.
Polystyrene (PS) has a wide range of uses, including: Disposable drinks cups, CD cases, DVD boxes, take away food containers, egg boxes, building insulation, medical equipment, plastic model assembly kits, vacuum cleaners, food packaging, packaging materials and electronics parts.
Due to the fact that Polystyrene (PS) can come in the form of a solid plastic or a rigid foam, the number of potential uses of this material is vast. With foam polystyrene, most of the material’s volume is actually trapped air, meaning that relatively little actual plastic material is needed. This makes PS highly cost-effective as well as highly adaptable.
Polystyrene (PS) is a hydrocarbon polymer made from the monomer styrene. This monomer is produced by the alkylation of benzene with ethylene to produce ethylbenzene; ethylbenzene is then put through a process called ‘dehydrogenation’, which removes the hydrogen from the compound, turning it into styrene. The styrene monomer (molecule) is then polymerised into polymer chains of polystyrene.
Polystyrene (PS) can come in the form of a rigid plastic or a rigid foam. PS in its rigid foam state is a popular choice for insulation, as it is made by using gas to expand small beads of polystyrene. Polystyrene makes such an effective insulator because the trapped air bubbles pack the PS beads very tightly together, preventing heat from passing through. Additionally, as the material is mostly air, very little raw material is needed; this makes PS very cost-effective, as well as an efficient insulator.