News Archive

  • Recycling in Canada

    March 13, 2015

    New and upgraded recycling programs across Canada have allowed the country to offer new recycling options for plastic products for residents. According to the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA), individuals residing in Canada have the highest rate of access to plastic recycling programs since CPIA began keeping records 10 years more

  • New Grant Program

    February 11, 2015

    The Foam Recycling Coalition, which is part of the Foodservice Packaging Institute, has announced it will offer grants in both the public and private sectors to help fund the infrastructure for foam recycling programs. Through these grant opportunities, the coalition is targeting polystyrene foam single-use foodservice products, such as cups, plates, clamshells and cafeteria trays, as well as protective packaging used when shipping electronics or fragile more

  • Montreal Recycles Foam

    February 04, 2015

    Polystyrene foam is made up of 98% air and is currently taking up less than 1% of landfills. Most of this is made up of disposable coffee cups and protective packaging foam. Montreal is taking steps to reduce this percentage by allowing its residents to recycle plastic material number 6, more

  • Is Foam Safe?

    January 28, 2015

    There have been some concerns lately about the effect, if any, styrene from polystyrene foam food service products is having on our health. The question is whether residual styrene in a polystyrene foam product is more

  • Kenya NHC Uses Foam

    January 21, 2015

    In Kenya, there is a current housing crisis due to the increasingly urbanized, rising population. Roughly 200,000 housing units are needed annually to keep up with the spiraling demands. The National Housing Corporation (NHC) is investing in a new technology which involves the use of pre-made expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam panels, galvanized steel wire mesh and pouring more

  • Dart Foam Can be Recycled into Rigid Plastic

    December 19, 2014

    Polystyrene foam can be recycled into components used to manufacture hard plastic, thanks in part to entrepreneurs in Mexico. A machine called Reps-01 has been designed that can turn foam into transparent hard plastic, the first of its kind in more

  • Architects Use Foam for Innovative Building Design

    November 24, 2014

    While foam products are common items throughout most households – consumers often use them as take-away food containers, hot beverage cups, and packaging material for shipping – it’s a safe bet that most people could not imagine their home being made of polystyrene more

  • Foam Recycling Rates Climb

    November 18, 2014

    Ensuring that recyclable materials are disposed of responsibly is a daily occurrence in most homes, organizations and school campuses. Polystyrene foam products can be some of the items recycled. The EPS Industry Alliance, an advocacy group for individuals and organizations within the expanded polystyrene (EPS) industry, recently released a statement noting that the rate of EPS foam recycling has continually increased over the last twenty-plus more

  • Recycling Coalition

    November 07, 2014

    Polystyrene foam is a widely used product. Foam cups hold morning coffee. Foam peanuts hold fragile packaging. Foam clamshells store leftover food. Some local governments have enacted bans to eliminate foam from everyday lives, but a more reasonable solution is to increase the initiatives for foam more

  • Video: Recycle Foam

    October 27, 2014

    A recently released video showing the process and need for recycling polystyrene foam is making waves throughout the industry. Produced by Dart Container Corporation and Moore Recycling Association, the 11-minute video features Todd Sutton, who has dubbed himself “the Waste Sleuth.” more