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Supporting the Growth of Foam Recycling
Supporting the Growth of Foam Recycling

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If Oregon lawmakers truly want to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills, then introducing an effective educational and foam recycling program is the best way to make an impact.

Read More, http://ow.ly/NswnB.
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Check our map to see if there's a Foam #6 recycling center near you!
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Cities can use their existing curbside infrastructure to recycle foam #6 packaging materials and food service products. See how foam recycling can be implemented at the curbside, and get a behind-the-scenes look as foam products are sorted and densified at a materials recovery facility (MRF).
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We have some great stories on Home for Foam about individuals who have started innovated Foam #6 recycling programs. For example, Waste to Waves in California recycles polystyrene foam packing into brand new, top-of-the-line surfboards!
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A 48-foot truckload of loose foam #6 products weighs only around 1,000 pounds. Once the foam is compacted, the same truck can hold 40,000 pounds of foam. Assuming a $0.20 value per pound, a truckload of densified foam is worth $8,000.
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Our friends over at Foam Facts have a ton of information about polystyrene foam and the environment. They are a great resource for people trying to get the facts on foam #6!
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Look! Our Earth Day contest winner poses with his new iPad near the recycling project that inspired his photo!
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Are you on Twitter? We are! Follow us for even more information about recycling polystyrene foam. https://twitter.com/homeforfoam
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Can't tell a grinder from a densifier? We break down all the equipment used in the recycling process for you!
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