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  • NYC Restaurant Owners, Business Leaders, Environmental Advocates and Community Activists Voice Strong Support for Intro 1480

    May 12, 2017

    The Restaurant Action Alliance, New York State Business Council and small business owners today joined with concerned New Yorkers from across the city and state to urge the New York Council to pass Intro 1480 – progressive legislation that would expand curbside recycling to include polystyrene foam. The bill, which is sponsored by Fernando Cabrera and Donovan Richards, has twenty (20) co-sponsors who represent incredibly diverse communities across the City....read more

  • Start recycling polystyrene foam: A program would be a boon to New York City's small businesses

    May 12, 2017

    The New York City Council is set to hear testimony on Ia progressive bill that establishes a curbside program to recycle polystyrene foam across the city. I urge members of the Council’s Sanitation Committee to pass this legislation without delay. The bill responds to the cries of small business owners who have asked government to help ease the growing financial burdens of doing business in the city....read more

  • EPS Recycling is Growing

    March 09, 2017

    Recycling foam is beneficial for many reasons. Polystyrene is extremely valuable once it has been compacted and the price for EPS even exceeds that of other materials in some markets. New technology for recycling foam has improved the process immensely....read more

  • Grants Offered for Expanded Polystyrene Foam Recycling

    February 27, 2017

    Foam recycling programs now have more funding available as of this month thanks to the Foam Recycling Coalition. The Foam Recycling Coalition, also known as the FRC, opened up its grant submission process in order to encourage and support increased recycling of packaging made from polystyrene....read more

  • Athens-Clarke Awarded Foam Recycling Coalition Grant

    August 22, 2016

    The community of Athens-Clarke County, Georgia has received a $29,000 grant to expand their polystyrene recycling efforts. The grant, issued by the Foam Recycling Coalition, was awarded to the County in response to their outstanding commitment to recycling post-consumer items....read more

  • A Recycling Program for Pictou County

    August 16, 2016

    Residents of Pictou County are now able to recycle expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam alongside regular plastic, glass, metal and milk container curb collections. Pictou County joins the Annapolis Valley as the only two places in the province with an EPS recycling program. Polystyrene foam is sometimes mistakenly referred to as ‘Styrofoam®’, a registered trademark of the Dow Chemical Company....read more

  • Community Driven Foam Recycling Efforts in Nova Scotia

    June 20, 2016

    Polystyrene foam recycling efforts are gaining momentum and popularity, as recent stories suggest. These real-world foam recovery stories tap into both corporate and residential potential for expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam recycling movements....read more

  • Grants Offered for Expanded Polystyrene Foam Recycling

    March 16, 2016

    In 2016, the Foam Recycling Coalition (FRC), is going to award grants of about $15,000 to $50,000 to organizations that either create foam polystyrene recycling programs or support ones that already exist. Both public and private organizations can apply for this grant up until April 10...read more

  • Foam Recycling Collections Cap Off Holiday Season in NYC

    January 06, 2016

    Across the five boroughs, New York City Council members are urging city residents to recycle the foam packaging that goes hand in hand with certain holiday gifts. On Saturday January 9, city residents can drop their polystyrene foam products off at locations in each borough....read more

  • Encinitas, CA Halts Ban On Foam Containers

    December 15, 2015

    In Encinitas, CA, yet another city council decided not to go forward in implementing a ban on polystyrene foam. The Encinitas proposal to ban disposable foam containers was initially discussed in an informational meeting on September 28, 2015, where the city council decided to postpone consideration of the ban...read more

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