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  • 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

  • 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

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