August 2012

  • Cinema Recycles Foam

    August 28, 2012

    According to waste management specialists, Kevin Vibert and Tim Michael, paper cups, even if they’re labeled compostable, are often coated with a substance that prevents the paper cups from breaking down. Paper cups also lack strong insulation properties, thus, in order to keep your hands from burning, paper cups usually require a cardboard sleeve or additional material to keep your hands protected....read more

  • A Foam Ban Would be Costly

    August 07, 2012

    Portland, Maine gets closer to enacting a foam ban, but coffee shops and takeout restaurants say the ban will be costly. Business owners also fear the decision will be unpopular among customers. Dan Fuentes tried selling coffee in paper cups three years ago at the Lobby Café on Congress Street. He said using paper cups increased his expenses because they cost twice as much as polystyrene foam cups....read more