News Archive

  • EPS Foam Recycling

    September 23, 2014

    The EPS Industry Alliance (EPS-IA) published its annual report detailing the amount of expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam recycled throughout the United States. The report shows steady growth in the amount of EPS recycling due to the EPS collection and processing technology advancements, as well as the new market developments for recycled EPS....read more

  • Cleveland Recycling

    September 10, 2014

    A non-profit waste management company based out of Cleveland, OH is taking advantage of the need for local businesses to dispose of their used polystyrene foam products in a proactive and responsible manner. The Buckeye Industries Eastlake location has started collecting used foam materials from local residents and organizations at no charge in order to recycle the used product and put it to good use....read more

  • Michigan Adds to Foam Recycling Availability

    August 27, 2014

    A new drop-off location for polystyrene foam products in Michigan adds to the already growing numbers of areas where residents are able to responsibly dispose of used foam materials. In partnership with Dart Container Corporation, a Michigan-based organization itself, the Jefferson Township Recycling and Waste Transfer Station has added the recycling of foam products to its capabilities....read more

  • New Recycling Center

    August 13, 2014

    A new recycling facility in Indianapolis, IN will create major recycling opportunities for residents and organizations throughout the U.S. Plastic Recycling Inc. (PRI), one of the largest recyclers of polystyrene foam materials, recently opened a center dedicated to recycling foam cups, take-away food containers and packaging material collected from curbside residential recycling programs across the country....read more

  • Alberta City Recycling Pilot Program

    July 29, 2014

    The City of Airdrie, Alberta has partnered with a local organization to boost the recycling efforts of its residents. Airdrie’s Waste and Recycling Services department is specifically targeting the material polystyrene foam; by doing so, city leaders hope to divert excess waste from area landfills through a brand new recycling program....read more

  • Recycle in Montreal

    June 25, 2014

    The City of Montreal and the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) have launched a new program aimed at boosting the recycling efforts of its residents. Specifically targeting the material polystyrene foam, the CPIA and Montreal are looking to divert excess waste from area landfills in favor of responsible disposal through recycling....read more

  • Annual LA River Cleanup

    June 17, 2014

    On Saturday, May 3, 2014 more than three thousand volunteers gathered to clean up the LA River in Los Angeles, California in the 25th annual effort put forth by the local organization Friends of the LA River (FoLAR). Among the volunteers present, employees of the Dart Container Corporation Corona manufacturing facility pitched in to remove waste from the river and educate residents on the importance of foam recycling....read more

  • Dart Volunteers

    April 24, 2014

    While many organizations offer volunteer opportunities for their employees, most do not include walking a highway and eagerly searching for discarded litter to haul away. That’s exactly what the workers and families of Dart Container Corporation did recently during a spring outing in Mason, Michigan....read more

  • ReFoamIt Wins Top Recycling Award

    March 31, 2014

    The EPS Industry Alliance recently announced the winner of its annual Excellence in Recycling Award, giving the top honor to the Massachusetts-based organization ReFoamIt®. The EPS Industry Alliance serves as an advocacy group for individuals and organizations within the EPS industry and supports efforts and legislation that further the success of its members....read more

  • Fort Hood Recycling Efforts Generate $1.4 million

    February 12, 2014

    The Fort Hood military post of Killeen, Texas, has made major efforts over the past few years to ramp up recycling efforts, and their pursuits have paid off. The community’s Fort Hood Recycle Center generated roughly $1.4 million in 2013 alone, and plans to continue to generate more revenue by incorporating further recycling initiatives within the area....read more