FOAM INFORMATION &
RECYCLING RESOURCES

Get the details on polystyrene, foam recycling, and the impact of foam bans on communities.

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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

COMMENTARY: A Styrofoam Ban Would Hurt San Diego

October 14, 2018

In July, San Diego Councilman Chris Ward succeeded in getting a proposal, which would ban Styrofoam products ranging from cups and takeout boxes to egg cartons and mooring buoys, forwarded to the full council for a decisive vote...read more

Will A European Plastics Ban Really Help the Environment?

September 22, 2018

Over the course of this year, it seems as though the debate on environmental protection has greatly shifted to the issue of plastics, namely the effects of ill-disposed of waste on marine life...read more 

 

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