In the Greater Cleveland Ohio area, Buckeye Industries, a subsidiary of New Avenues to Independence, is helping keep foam out of landfills while providing vocational training and employment to people living with disabilities through their free foam recycling program. Within this program, individuals or businesses can drop-off their expanded polystyrene foam for free to any Buckeye location throughout Northeast Ohio.
Recycling In Action
Demand for Foam Grows, More Foam Drop-off Locations Added in the United States
Central Michigan University has just became another college campus to support foam recycling, as legislation to install foam recycling containers for laundry rooms in residence halls has passed. The bill passed in both the House and Senate for Central’s Student Government Association during their November 23 meeting. In an effort to achieve a more environmentally friendly campus, the Sustainability Committee helped endorse the bill.
Between take-out packaging filled with leftovers, empty foam cups from your holiday cup of joe, and foam packaging used to protecting new electronics such as TVs during shipping, individuals accumulate a wide variety of polystyrene foam products during the holiday season. Luckily foam is recyclable, and this year churches and businesses in New York City have come together to hold a free “Post-Holiday Foam Drop-Off Drive.” The recycling event will take place from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on January 9 at the following locations:
Davis, Calif. (October 21, 2015) – The green freshman move-in day at the University of California Davis remains as a successful and eco-friendly tradition. Marking its sixth year of holding a move-in recycling drive, the university collected half a truckload of foam packaging; creating new heights for the future of recycling. In addition, last year UC Davis collected nearly 500 pounds of foam food containers.