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Meat Delivery Service ButcherBox Stamps Out Styrofoam for Compostable Thermal Coolers

Meat Delivery Service ButcherBox Stamps Out Styrofoam for Compostable Thermal Coolers

ButcherBox, a delivery service for sustainably-raised meat products, will begin delivering packages in new environmentally friendly thermal packaging that is recyclable, compostable, and keeps products frozen appropriately, the company announced. The company signed a $10 million packaging deal with Vericooler and plans to use the thermal cooler in deliveries to … Read more »

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Industry Attacks San Francisco’s Styrofoam Ban

Some industry groups expressed concern over San Francisco’s newly adopted Styrofoam ban, the most extensive in the US.

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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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Are Plastic-Eating Worms the Future of Waste Management?

Stanford University researchers may have found the solution to global plastic pollution: mealworms. The tiny worm can subsist on a diet of Styrofoam and other forms of polystyrene, according to two studies co-authored by Wei-Min Wu, a senior research engineer in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford. … Read more »

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United Airlines Replaces Styrofoam With Recyclable Coffee Cups

United Airlines says it will introduce recyclable coffee cups to its United Club beverage service this month and on United flights beginning mid-March. The insulating InCycle cup (pictured), manufactured by Washington-based technology company MicroGreen, is fully recyclable and made from up to 50 percent recycled materials. The new hot beverage … Read more »

Fifth Grader Prompts Jamba Juice to Make Syrofoam Cup Pledge

Fruit smoothie chain Jamba Juice has unveiled a timeline for eliminating its use of Styrofoam cups after receiving a petition started by a 10-year-old girl. During her summer vacation, Mia Hansen started a petition using online campaign platform Change.org, urging the chain to replace its Styrofoam cups with an environmentally … Read more »

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