What does it take to turn a simple foam cup into a new product through recycling? Todd Sutton, also known as the Waste Sleuth, investigates in a new video released by Dart Container Corporation and Moore Recycling.
Recycling In Action
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.
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.
DAVIS, Calif. (October 15, 2014) – The University of California, Davis, and Dart Container partnered to collect nearly 500 pounds of foam containers during the school’s annual green move-in recycling drive as students arrived at residence halls this fall.
With over 127 million pounds of foam being recycled in the last year, according to a recent survey by the EPS Industry Alliance, it is becoming more recognized that foam recycling is an important part of waste removal plans for communities and businesses. In the greater Cleveland, Buckeye Industries already understands how helpful foam recycling can be and is helping their local community grow this process.