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

How to Eliminate the Great Pacific Garbage Patch 

August 6, 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. Marine life is vulnerable to the health risks posed by plastic debris...read more

A Further Perspective: Polystyrene Bans Are Indefensible

August 2, 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 

 

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Small Businesses Threatened by Potential Plastic Ban

July 24, 2018

On the corner of my block in Oakland sits a small eatery serving everything from donuts to Chinese food to barbecue. Its large picture windows with faded lettering tells you its age and the loyal following of customers it enjoys. Its status is all the more remarkable considering that a new shopping center with chains and restaurants is bustling with customers just two blocks down...read more