Carlsbad Unified School District took an extra step for Earth Day. The school district celebrates Earth Day year-round by participating in a program that recycles students’ foam lunch trays, often mistakenly referred to as Styrofoam. Read the full story at The Coast News Group.
Recycling In Action
Dart Container has opened foam recycling drop-off centers in Ada, OK, Urbana, IL, and Twin Falls, ID. All three locations are accessible 24/7 and free of charge. Get all the details, here: http://bit.ly/2kCV03n (pdf).
The Foam Recycling Coalition, part of the Foodservice Packaging Institute, has opened the grant submission process to support foam recycling. Public and private organizations are eligible to apply for funding to help build necessary infrastructure for foam collection, processing, and marketing of post-consumer foam products. Get the full story here, http://ow.ly/Rdpr308Ed1Y.
Location: 2260 Delray road Thomaston, GA 30286
Hours: 24 hours, Monday-Sunday
What they accept: Clean food packaging, transportation packaging
About: Residents of Thomaston, GA are able to recycle their polystyrene foam products more conveniently now thanks to Dart Container Corporation. The plastics manufacturer recently opened a foam recycling drop-off center for city residents.
September 2016 - The Evergreen State College, a progressive liberal arts and sciences college in Olympia, Washington provided foam recycling #6 containers for students moving into dorms and apartments during move-in days this fall. Each recycling sorting station was staffed for the day to help residents learn how to properly recycle any waste accumulated while moving into their new housing.