March 2015

  • Recycling in McHenry

    March 30, 2015

    McHenry County, IL, has a dedicated team of environmental enthusiasts known as The Environmental Defenders who conducted a recycling collection on March 14. The collection focused on fluorescent tubes, expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam, batteries and electronics, and was held at 4005 Main Street in the Metra Station parking lot....read more

  • The Safety of Foam is Wrongly Under Fire

    March 23, 2015

    Over the past month, there has been false information circulating in the international community surrounding the safety of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) Foam. The source of the confusion can be traced to ill-informed and conflicting reports by the Dubai press claiming that the Ministry of Economy was calling for a ban of polystyrene foam food service products....read more

  • Recycling in Canada

    March 13, 2015

    New and upgraded recycling programs across Canada have allowed the country to offer new recycling options for plastic products for residents. According to the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA), individuals residing in Canada have the highest rate of access to plastic recycling programs since CPIA began keeping records 10 years ago....read more