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Thermocol waste is used to make sugar.

A video claiming to show sugar crystals made out of thermocol is false. It demonstrates the conversion of thermocol into pellets through recycling.

A video claiming to show sugar crystals made out of thermocol is false. It demonstrates the conversion of thermocol into pellets through recycling.Thermocol, often known as polystyrene, is mainly used in packaging and to cover items like refrigerators and televisions during transportation. Thermocol is made from plastic and is both recyclable and reusable.

A video uploaded on social media claims a factory utilizes thermocol to manufacture artificial sugar crystals, a harmful substance to one's health. However, we found that the machine in the video is a thermocol recycling machine. The technique produces recycled thermocol pellets and not sugar.

In a video, Business Insider demonstrates how thermocol is converted into foam and then turned into tiny crystals in the recycling process. The crystals that form after the procedure are pellets that some companies utilize to make frames, heels for shoes, and foam. The same method is depicted in another video posted by Entrepreneur India.

Hence, we mark the claim as false since the video misidentifies the pellets produced at the end of the thermocol recycling process as sugar.

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