Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Foam Facts
28 followers -
What you need to know about polystyrene foam and the environment.
What you need to know about polystyrene foam and the environment.

28 followers
About
Foam Facts's posts

Post has attachment
A bill currently in the Oregon senate challenges could ban polystyrene trays in schools. Rejecting this bill will allow school systems throughout the state to implement new recycling efforts, thereby creating educational opportunities, permanently removing waste from local landfills, and allowing schools to keep the cost of operations low.

Post has attachment
The Miami Beach City Commissioner Michael Grieco seeks to disallow sidewalk cafes, special events and vendors in city parks from serving food and beverages in foam containers. If the ban on polystyrene foam is passed, food vendors would be forced to switch to higher priced alternatives. Not only do these alternative products prove to be an inconvenience for customers due to food and liquid soaking through the material, but they can also cost double or triple the amount of foam products.
Get more info: http://miami.gofoam.org/miami-businesses-to-face-new-strain-with-potential-foam-ban/

Post has attachment
The City of Montreal and the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) have launched a new foam recycling program at the city’s Écocentre LaSalle recycling center. http://www.foamfacts.com/recycle-in-montreal/

Post has attachment
Last month, the Dart Container Corona manufacturing facility pitched in at the LA River Cleanup to remove waste from the river and educate residents on the importance of foam recycling. http://www.foamfacts.com/annual-la-river-cleanup/
Photo

Post has attachment
Many locals in Minneapolis are speaking out and questioning how banning foam will address the overall reasoning for the amendment – to reduce the amount of litter on streets and in area landfills. http://www.gofoam.org/new-foam-ban-measures-questioned-in-minneapolis/

Post has attachment
Annette Meeks, CEO of the Freedom Foundation of Minnesota, explains why the proposed ban on polystyrene in Minneapolis is both anti-consumer and anti-small-business. http://www.startribune.com/opinion/commentaries/259869011.html

Post has attachment
“A polystyrene ban will not eliminate waste or increase recycling; it will simply replace one type of trash with another.” - Lindsay Harrington, Dunkin Donuts spokeswoman. Learn why: http://newyork.gofoam.org/nyc-foam-ban-raises-questions-about-alternative-products/

Post has attachment
Did you know a foam ban would increase costs for business owners while doing nothing to reduce the amount of litter? Learn more about why small business owners oppose the foam ban in Portland: http://www.gofoam.org/portland-foam-ban-opposed-in-committee-meeting/

Post has attachment
Congrats to ReFoamIt for winning this year’s Excellence in Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) Recycling Award! http://www.homeforfoam.com/refoamit-achieving-excellence-eps-recycling

Post has attachment
Hey New Yorkers - did you know foam is technically recyclable and PS foam items only account for 0.5% of all NYC’s residential waste? http://newyork.gofoam.org/misinformation-stereotypes-influence-majority-foam-ban-decisions/
Wait while more posts are being loaded