Case Studies: Homes & Businesses


  • Foodservice Packaging Institute Shows Rising Recycling Demand

    Foam recycling needs its advocates just like any other important cause. In an effort to help promote foam recycling to the general public, the Foodservice Packaging Institute (FPI) has launched the "Foam Recycling Coalition.” This coalition recently commissioned a study on the demand for post-consumer EPS and found a rising demand for recycled Polystyrene.

  • Foam Only: Creating a Zero Waste Society

    When Vancouver residents, Mark Obedzinski and Noel Massey started Foam Only back in 2012, they had one goal in mind, to create a zero waste society. By providing a cost effective solution for collecting expanded polystyrene (EPS), Foam Only has made significant headway over the past two years in its effort towards reaching this goal.

  • Waste to Waves Creates Surfboards out of Recycled Polystyrene Foam

    Based in California, Sustainable Surf is a non-profit charity working to raise awareness of the need for ocean protection among the surfing community.Through this organization, co-founders Michael Stewart and Kevin Whilden developed the Waste to Waves program in which they recycle polystyrene foam packaging into brand new, top-of-the-line surfboards.

  • Medical Coolers Get New Life with Mail Back Program

    Medical coolers, which maintain critical temperatures for health care products, are getting a new life thanks to a mail back recycling program.

    Medical coolers are commonly made with foam #6 to provide insulation for medications and vaccines during transit to hospitals, clinics and medical offices across the country.

    In efforts to recycle these important tools, JML Recycling expanded its recycling program to offer an innovative mail back option. The program is simple: each medical cooler arrives with a pre-paid shipping label for easy return to a recycling facility.