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.
Recycling In Action
Dart Container announced the collection of 72 bags of litter this weekend, that have been cleaned from the Michigan highway with the help of nearly 25 employees, friends and family as part of the company’s fourth annual participation in the Michigan’s Adopt-A-Highway program.
Five years ago, Marilyn Lauderdale recognized the need for an expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam recycling center in her community. She understood that EPS foam was filling up landfills and something needed to be done to divert this useful material, without completely removing it from our daily lives. This recognition led her to the creation of Styro Recycle LLC in April of 2009.
Both new and used, expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam is a valuable material with superior properties associated with building and insulation. Unfortunately, significant amounts of EPS foam are wasted each year when not recycled. As a result, David Rhomberg started EnStyro, a small company dedicated to the responsible recycling of EPS foam. Using his experience in particle design, Rhomberg found that EPS foam could be easily repurposed with the help of his EnStyro shredder.
Schools throughout the United States use roughly 5.76 billion foam food trays each school year. Polystyrene foam, which is often mistakenly referred to as Styrofoam®, a registered trademark of the Dow Chemical Company, is used to make these lunch trays. Instead of tossing used lunch trays into the trash, StyroSmart has developed a new solution to help schools recycle foam.