styrofoam recycling News

  • Strautmann Umwelttechnik compacts Styrofoam® up to 700kg/m³

    Make money out of your waste with balers from Strautmann Umwelttechnik. Week by week, there are many thousand of tons of waste which arise from packaging material and insulation material, which comes from expanded polystyrene, short EPS, like Styrofoam®. In the 90s the disposal of this very voluminous material was very expensive for many companies. Nowadays many progressive enterprises earn ...

  • Seattle Council discussing styrofoam ban and plastic and paper bag fee

    The Seattle City Council are to hold a public hearing this week on Mayor Greg Nickels’ proposal to ban foam containers and impose a plastic/paper bag fee at local stores, reports the Seattle Times. It is expected the proposal will gain approval. If passed, all restaurants and grocery stores would have to find a non-foam container alternative, and a 20-cent fee would be imposed on each plastic or ...

  • Plastic identification codes for recycling

    All over the world, many types of plastic is commonly used. Plastic has been given a numbering category or identification code for the different types so it can be sorted accordingly. Each type of plastic melts at a different temperature and displays different properties. The identification system divides plastic into seven distinct types and uses a number code generally found on the bottom of ...


    By Global Plastic Sheeting

  • EPS Recycling Is Big Business

    Most people never give waste EPS a thought beyond the time it takes them carry large quantities of waste EPS to landfill. But for many businesses and plastic machinery factories, EPS recycling is serious business. In a nutshell, EPS recycling is the industry which revolves around the collection, compaction, crushing and pelletizing, ranging from food container to insulation sheet. ...


    By Harden Industries Ltd.

  • INTCO Recycling Will Participate in CHINAPLAS 2015

    CHINAPLAS 2015 (Twenty-Ninth China International Plastics and Rubber Industry Exhibition) will be held on May 20 to 23, 2015. And the exhibition is held in China Import & Export Fair Pazhou Complex. The exhibition area is expected to reach 2.3 square meters, and the number of exhibitors will breakthrough 3100. In addition, new trends of the plastics technology showcase and comprehensive ...


  • Continental Disc Corporation initiates green packaging effort utilizing recycled materials

    Continental Disc Corporation has instituted a plan to maximize the amount of recycled material used in their product packaging and shipping containers. Currently, recycled material is being used on Continental Disc Corporation’s popular ICON rupture disc and SANITRX® rupture disc product packaging, but plans are underway to replace other existing product packaging methods with more ...

  • Internal communication between company departments imperative for effective electronic recycling

    Cross-departmental reutilization is one of the easiest and most effective means of recycling.   This can be as simple as timely emails to other departments listing available equipment or as complex as a complete intranet system.  For instance, perhaps the shipping department can use some old computers the engineering department has outgrown.  Establishing proper thought ...


    By BCD Electro, Inc.

  • Middle school students receive national recognition for their creative “recycling” project in Homer, Alaska

    Hannah Baird, Addoris Davis, Taylor Ellison, and Katherine Dolma of Homer, Alaska are this year’s first place winners of the EPA Region 10 President’s Environmental Youth Award. Today, these four middle school students will receive the award from EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson at a ceremony at the Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C. This group of middle school students formed an ...

  • Plastics Makers: We Welcome Opportunity to Explore Recycling Polystyrene Foam in New York City

    News reports indicate that Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg may propose restrictions on the use of polystyrene foam foodservice products in New York City, ostensibly as a way to increase recycling rates. American Chemistry Council (ACC) vice president of plastics Steve Russell issued the following statement: "We would welcome the opportunity to explore polystyrene foam1 foodservice recycling ...

  • Rescue Restaurant Leftovers

    Food waste is the single largest component of disposed U.S. municipal solid waste. In fact, 40% of food generated in the United States is wasted. One place where consumers are not always sure how to handle their uneaten food is in restaurants. We know the best case is to bring along your own reusable containers for any leftovers, but sometimes that isn’t possible or you may not ...


    By Eco Partners, Inc.

  • Judge overturns New York City ban on plastic foam containers

    A state judge has overturned New York City's ban on plastic foam containers, finding the nearly 30,000 tons of dirty meat trays and to-go cups now sent to landfills can be recycled in a cost-effective way, according to a decision made public Tuesday. The ban went into effect July 1 after lawmakers voted in 2013 to approve it unless a yearlong ...


    By Associated Press

  • Maple valley high school receives national award for greening up school operations

    Tahoma Senior High School is in the national spotlight for its extraordinary student-led effort to implement green operations at its campus. The school’s Green Team received the President’s Environmental Youth Award from an EPA official today. “These students have turned the tables on their teachers and parents—they are teaching the adults and their own peers how to lead ...

  • Shipping Containers: Another Green Opportunity for Eco-Wineries

    Erich Brandt, Senior VP of ACH Foam Technologies, thinks wineries on the green radar need to take a second look at the containers their wine bottles are shipped in. WineLoc EPS wine shippers, designed to protect wines from temperature fluctuations as well as breakage, offer ...


    By Marketwire

  • NYC foam food container ban plan gets hearing

    A potential ban on plastic foam food containers in a city that thrives on takeout proved a piping-hot topic among lawmakers Monday, as they debated the material's pros, cons and prospects for recycling. An environmental bane to some, a food-service staple to others, the familiar foam to-go cups, plates and cartons already are prohibited in San ...


    By Associated Press

  • Three Hawaii university campuses join EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge

    As part of the agency’s expanding efforts to reduce food waste across the state of Hawaii, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is recognizing the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Kapiolani Community College, and Hawaii Pacific University as the newest participants in the agency’s Food Recovery Challenge program. As participants, UH, KCC and HPU join over 90 other colleges and ...

  • Tallahassee solid waste services earns green building label

    The City of Tallahassee's Solid Waste Services Administration building has received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, LEED, Silver certification from the United States Green Building Council. It is the second municipal building in Florida and the first in North Florida to earn the distinction. LEED certification is the points-based benchmark for the design, construction and ...

  • New York aims to cut waste by 90 percent by 2030

    The nation's biggest city, in a far-reaching effort to limit its impact on the environment, is set to mark Earth Day by announcing a plan to reduce its waste output by 90 percent by 2030. The plan includes an overhaul of the city's recycling program, incentives to reduce waste and tacit support for the City Council's plan to dramatically reduce the use of plastic shopping bags. It will be ...


    By Associated Press

  • Practice Greenhealth Announces Sustainability Benchmark Report

    Practice Greenhealth has published its third annual Sustainability Benchmark Report – an analysis of activities and programs at a number of hospitals that are highly-engaged in their commitments to sustainable, eco-friendly practices. Practice Greenhealth has been recognizing environmental excellence in health care sustainability since the inception of its Awards ...


    By Practice Greenhealth

  • Xerox Employees Use Green Tactics to Boost Savings, Earn Earth Awards

    NORWALK, Conn. - Just how small is small? It’s the question Xerox Corporation (NYSE:XRX) employees asked themselves when they set out to develop the smallest package possible for ColorQube® solid ink. The result: a smaller package made primarily of recycled material, and one of many green, employee-driven innovations that saved the company $10.2 million, and eliminated 2.6 million ...


    By Xerox Corporation

  • GXT Green Announces 2013 Earth Day Honor Roll Finalists

    Billerica, April 10 2013- Every year, in celebration of Earth Day, GXT Green recognizes organizations that have made significant contributions to sustainability efforts in their individual companies, their communities, or to the global community. We are proud to announce ...


    By PRWeb

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