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Can Styrofoam Be Recycled?

Can Styrofoam Be Recycled?

In an episode Speaking of Chemistry, host Sophia Cai explains that expanded polystyrene can be recycled, but the prohibitive costs have prompted cities to ban the product instead.

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Mercedes Ban, Agriculture GHGs, Family Dollar

The Department of Agriculture is seeking comment on its proposed methods for quantifying entity-scale greenhouse gas emissions and removals from the agriculture and forestry sectors. The USDA expects that landowners will use the methods to improve management practices and identify actions to reduce GHG emissions and increase carbon sequestration. Farmers, ranchers, and … Read more »

San Jose

San Jose Considers Plastic Foam Ban

San Jose, Calif., will likely become the biggest city in the state, if not the US, to ban plastic foam food containers following a City Council vote today, the San Jose Mercury News reports. Proponents say the plastic foam, called “expanded polystyrene” or EPS, ends up in landfills because there’s … Read more »