July 2017

  • Material Recovery Facilities Want Your Foodservice Products

    July 13, 2017

    A Material Recovery Facility (MRF) is a specific plant that receives, separates, and prepares recyclable materials for different end-user manufacturers. Manufacturers believe that by recycling the durable materials from foodservice packaging into fiber sources, a whole new market could be created....read more

  • Expanded Polystyrene Recycling (video)

    July 11, 2017

    Expanded polystyrene (EPS) packaging is being recycled more than you think!...read more

  • Take it from a trash researcher: Banning polystyrene food containers won't do any good

    July 11, 2017

    The Times’ June 6 editorial, “California’s failure to ban polystyrene means cities like Los Angeles need to step up,” encourages city governments to pursue a misguided ban on one type of food-service container that already failed in the state Legislature. Concerned about litter accumulating in our oceans, beaches, roadsides and storm drains, The Times urges cities to ban take-out packaging made of polystyrene foam (commonly and erroneously referred to as the brand name Styrofoam)....read more