News Archive

  • 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

  • Access to Recycling

    July 28, 2015

    While some cities are enacting bans on foam, access to foam recycling continues to increase throughout the country. Grants for cities and companies to expand their abilities to recycle foam #6 are among the reasons for this continued growth in access....read more

  • Foam Recycling Goes Global

    July 21, 2015

    Supporters of foam recycling are pleased that this environmentally sustainable practice is catching on around globe. Residents and commercial outlets in Colchester County, Nova Scotia, will soon be able to add expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam in with the rest of their recyclable products. This means that thousands of household foam products, including egg cartons, meat trays, and protective packaging will bypass the landfill....read more

  • Foam Wins Big in Surfboard Design Competition

    July 15, 2015

    With more than four decades of experience shaping and building surfboards, it’s no wonder Roger Hinds is considered one of the best in his industry. This was more apparent than ever when Hinds was awarded “Best in Show” in the Sustainable Surf division at the 2015 Icons of Foam Shape-Off Competition last month in Del Mar, California. Hinds uses recycled polystyrene foam to create the shape of his boards, making his products as sustainable as they are award-winning. (Most consumers mistakenly refer to polystyrene foam products as Styrofoam®, which is actually a registered trademark of the Dow Chemical Company.)...read more