Businesses around the country continue to see the rewards of recycling polystyrene in their communities. Businesses are increasingly utilizing recycled polystyrene to create products because it is cheaper and easier to use than virgin products. The FPI has shown that the market for recycled polystyrene will increase by 8% by 2016.
Recycling In Action
Recycling Offers Solution To Landfill Issues
With current landfills continuing to fill up each year communities are looking for solutions on how to cut down the waste going to landfills. With complex plans including recycling, communities can continue to manage their landfill resources for a long time.
An inside look at the foam recycling industry was feature in the March 2015 issue of Scrap magazine. The magazine does a great job showing the market and need for comprehensive polystyrene recycling programs. Foam recycling continues to be a potential avenue for growth for both cities and industries.
The following excerpts are from “The Big Apple Made A Big Blunder on EPS” by Patty Moore. Read the full article here: http://www.resource-recycling.com/node/5626
In 2013, the New York City Council passed Local Law No. 142, which required the commissioner of the New York City Department of Sanitation to determine whether or not food service expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam containers could be recycled in an economically feasible and environmentally effective manner that is safe for employees
Bringing recycling into schools is a great way to teach students the value of environmental stewardship while also reducing the amount of waste a school produces. Porterville Unified School District in Porterville, California has taken on this responsibility by utilizing a melter to recycle their polystyrene trays.