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FoamRecycle Offers ‘Efficient, Cost-Effective’ Foam Recycling Services

FoamRecycle, a company offering foam recycling programs and services, has set up shop in the San Francisco Bay area. The company accepts foam drop off at its warehouse facility in San Pablo, California, and offers foam scrap pick up from the customer’s location. FoamRecycle also provides foam recycling equipment rental, … Read more »

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Grants Available for Foam Polystyrene Recycling

Grant money is available to increase recycling of packaging made from foam polystyrene from the Foam Recycling Coalition. The FRC, part of the Foodservice Packaging Institute, says it seeks applicants looking to start or strengthen a post-consumer foam polystyrene recycling program. Organizations involved in managing residential curbside recycling programs or … Read more »

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Dart Opens Free Foam Recycling Center

Dart Container Corporation is opening an expanded polystyrene foam recycling drop-off center in Dallas, Plastics News reports. Dart’s new facility is one of more than 85 such recycling drop-offs the company has built in the US. It’s located at 4444 West Ledbetter Drive, and is open to businesses, organizations and … Read more »

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NYC Foam Ban Dead, Recyclers Applaud Court’s Decision

The ban on foam foodservice products in New York City is likely dead, following a decision from a New York appeals court. On Dec. 3 the New York State Supreme Court’s Appellate Division denied New York City’s motion to appeal an earlier decision overturning the city’s ban on expanded polystyrene … Read more »

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NYC Appeals Foam Ban Ruling

New York City has appealed a judge’s decision to overturn a ban on foam foodservice items, Plastics News reports. In her September ruling that overturned the polystyrene foam ban, Judge Margaret Chan said the “one undisputed short answer to whether EPS is recyclable is yes: single serve EPS is recyclable.” … Read more »

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NYC Foam Ban Overturned, Judge Rules EPS Recyclable

The New York City ban on foam foodservice items has been overturned by the New York State Supreme Court. In her ruling that overturned the polystyrene foam ban, Judge Margaret Chan said the “one undisputed short answer to whether EPS is recyclable is yes: single serve EPS is recyclable.” Restaurants, … Read more »

BASF’s Marine Flotation System Has Zero Ozone Depletion, Ultra-Low Global Warming Potential

BASF’s Marine Flotation System Has Zero Ozone Depletion, Ultra-Low Global Warming Potential

BASF’s two new Autofroth Marine polyurethane systems’ foam performance keep boats afloat and have a low environmental impact with zero ozone depletion potential and ultra-low global warming potential of 1, which is 1,400 less than current hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) 134a based systems. The two new systems are: Autofroth Marine 88-B-1502 Resin/ … Read more »

Restaurants, Manufacturers, Recyclers Sue to Stop ‘Illegal’ Foam Ban

The Restaurant Action Alliance NYC, a coalition of New York City restaurant owners, together with recycling companies and foodservice packaging manufacturers have filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn New York City’s ban on foam foodservice items. The ban makes it illegal for food establishments to give customers polystyrene foam containers … Read more »

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Despite Recycling Push from Restaurants, Manufacturers, NYC Bans Styrofoam

New York City has banned polystyrene foam foodservice containers despite pressure from restaurants and foam manufacturers, which urged the city to support recycling. Restaurant Action Alliance NYC, whose supporters include more than 1,000 New York City businesses, called the move “an economic and environmental defeat for small business owners and … Read more »

EPA Approves DuPont’s Low Global Warming Potential Foam

DuPont Fluorochemicals’ Formacel 1100 has received approval from the EPA under the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program for use as a foam expansion agent or blowing agent. The purpose of the SNAP Program is to allow a safe, smooth transition away from ozone-depleting compounds by identifying substitutes that offer lower … Read more »

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World’s Largest Appliance Manufacturer to Use Honeywell’s Insulating Material

Haier, the world’s largest appliance manufacturer, will adopt Honeywell’s new low-global-warming-potential Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent in China to help insulate and increase the energy efficiency of its refrigerators. Blowing agents such as Solstice LBA allow closed-cell polyurethane foam insulation to expand and provide the majority of the foam’s insulating properties. … Read more »