FOAM FACTS: NEW YORK

The foam industry provides thousands of jobs and saves schools, businesses, government agencies, and consumers millions of dollars every year. A New York foam ban would mean a serious impact on small business owners and organization that would be forced to trade in their valuable and effective foam products for costly alternatives.

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As debates occur about expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam bans in New York, misconceptions and false information inevitably arise. Polystyrene foam – or foam #6 – is a misunderstood material that, in reality, offers many environmental and economic benefits. Stay in-the-know about what’s happening with potential foam bans and foam recycling around New York.

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A Further Perspective: Polystyrene Bans Are Indefensible

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'Nanny Statism' Is Sweeping the Nation

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New York City Sued Over Wrongful Determination that Foam Isn’t Recyclable

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Polystyrene foam is being recycled every day, and access to recycling programs is increasing. Take the next step, and subscribe to the Next Level Recycler email list. By subscribing, you will receive updates on how to recycle polystyrene foam, where foam #6 is accepted, and how to lead the charge in finding recycling solutions.

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