The Foodservice Packaging Institute has announced the first recipient of their foam recycling grant program, Alpine Waste & Recycling of Commerce City, Colorado. The grant program was intended to support communities that needed assistance purchasing equipment to recycle polystyrene.
Case Studies: City Governments
In many communities across Canada polystyrene recycling has taken root as an important piece to their recycling programs. From drop off facilities to curbside recycling programs, more people can recycle their foam than ever before. Now another community is bringing curbside foam recycling to their county.
In Colchester County in Nova Scotia, a countywide proposal to recycle polystyrene has been approved and will begin in the late summer of 2015. This decision will make recycling convenient for the residents of the county.
The following excerpts are from “The Big Apple Made A Big Blunder on EPS” by Patty Moore. Read the full article here: http://www.resource-recycling.com/node/5626
In 2013, the New York City Council passed Local Law No. 142, which required the commissioner of the New York City Department of Sanitation to determine whether or not food service expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam containers could be recycled in an economically feasible and environmentally effective manner that is safe for employees
Each month, polystyrene recycling continues to grow in cities around the United States. This month is no exception, as Yonkers, NY became the latest city to launch a polystyrene drop off recycling program.
As technology and public education continue to improve, foam recycling continues to grow throughout the United States. The EPS Industry Alliance published their annual Foam Recycling Rate report and the results could not be better for communities and businesses looking to recycle polystyrene. The EPS-IA reported that in 2013, there was a 34% increase in foam recycling over the previous year.