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  • 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

  • Foam Ban Overturned

    September 24, 2015

    On September 22, 2015, the New York State Supreme Court overturned a ban on expanded polystyrene foam (EPS) foodservice items in New York City. The ban was initially instituted in accordance with Local Law 142, which called on the city to determine whether there was an economically feasible way to recycle foam and if not, allowed the city to ban the product....read more

  • Recyclable Foam, Building Construction Innovation

    August 25, 2015

    Expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam has always been recyclable, but the uses of recycled foam are now becoming more broad thanks to Insulfoam and CityMix’s new process. The two companies have developed an innovative new way to recycle foam into a lightweight concrete additive that makes use of the 1-2% of Insulfoam’s in-plant waste....read more

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