FOAM INFORMATION &
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WHAT, WHERE, WHY & HOW OF FOAM RECYCLING

 

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THE REAL COST OF
BANNING FOAM

 

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THE REAL TRUTH OF
POLYSTYRENE

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Polystyrene ban would devastate Maine’s lobster industry

August 15, 2018

I want to notify you about a proposal that could have a devastating impact on Maine’s iconic lobster industry. It’s a classic example of a well-intentioned effort going awry and hurting people it’s supposed to help. I’m talking about how municipalities like New York City have recently moved to ban polystyrene foam, including Styrofoam, products from being used...read more

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How to Eliminate the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

August 06, 2018

According to Science magazine, about 8 million metric tons of land-based plastic, including plastic straws, ends up in the world’s oceans each year. This is equivalent to five grocery bags of plastic on every foot of coastline around the world. More than a quarter of ocean plastic likely originates from only 10 rivers, eight of them in Asia...read more

A Further Perspective: Polystyrene Bans Are Indefensible

August 02, 2018

While the conservative commenteriat has worked itself into a frenzy over the recent spate of proposed plastic straw bans, few pundits have taken notice of bans on something that’s far less cherished, yet far more useful: polystyrene. Notably, beginning on January 1, New York City will begin its ban on the material and many other liberal cities are following suit...read more