Recycling In Action


  • Earth Watch: Dart Recycling

    PLANT CITY (FOX 13) - If you have any extra Styrofoam leftover from holiday shipping, you don't have to throw it away. Dart Recycling in Plant City can recycle it for you.

    Paper, plastic and even cardboard are common recyclables. Foam packaging usually is not.

    “It's more the perception that foam can't be recycled,” said Bob West, Office Manager of Dark Recycling in Plant City.

    Most of the time it’s thrown away.

    “I know in our area a lot of this goes to the waste to energy facility, which is doing something good. It produces electricity,” West said.

  • Agilyx adds foam densifier

    Agilyx Corp., Tigard, Oregon, says it has received a $50,000 grant from the Foam Recycling Coalition, Falls Church, Virginia, to purchase a densifier, allowing for more recycling of polystyrene foam.

    The Oregon-based energy company recently expanded to include polystyrene conversion. The process uses recycled polystyrene to produce a styrene monomer and other petrochemical products, creating the first true circular economy for styrene, the Foam Recycling Coalition says.

  • Three Cities Add Foodservice Packaging to Curbside Recycling Programs

    Washington, D.C., Chattanooga, Tennessee and Louisville, Kentucky are part of a growing number of cities recycling foodservice packaging at the curb. A combined 460,000 households in these three cities can recycle take-out packaging like paper and plastic cups, containers, pizza and sandwich boxes, and paper bags in their curbside carts and bins, thanks in part to the Foodservice Packaging Institute.