July 2015

  • Access to Recycling

    July 28, 2015

    While some cities are enacting bans on foam, access to foam recycling continues to increase throughout the country. Grants for cities and companies to expand their abilities to recycle foam #6 are among the reasons for this continued growth in access....read more

  • Foam Recycling Goes Global

    July 21, 2015

    Supporters of foam recycling are pleased that this environmentally sustainable practice is catching on around globe. Residents and commercial outlets in Colchester County, Nova Scotia, will soon be able to add expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam in with the rest of their recyclable products. This means that thousands of household foam products, including egg cartons, meat trays, and protective packaging will bypass the landfill....read more

  • Foam Wins Big in Surfboard Design Competition

    July 15, 2015

    With more than four decades of experience shaping and building surfboards, it’s no wonder Roger Hinds is considered one of the best in his industry. This was more apparent than ever when Hinds was awarded “Best in Show” in the Sustainable Surf division at the 2015 Icons of Foam Shape-Off Competition last month in Del Mar, California. Hinds uses recycled polystyrene foam to create the shape of his boards, making his products as sustainable as they are award-winning. (Most consumers mistakenly refer to polystyrene foam products as Styrofoam®, which is actually a registered trademark of the Dow Chemical Company.)...read more