Waste360 is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Need to Know

Foam Recycling Coalition Establishes New Grant Program

Days after New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a citywide ban on expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam containers and packing peanuts, the  Foam Recycling Coalition has launched a new grant program to help fund infrastructure for the collection, processing and marketing of products made from polystyrene foam. The grant program targets foodservice packaging (cups, plates, bowls, clamshells, cafeteria trays) and protective packaging (used when shipping electronics and other fragile items).

The coalition, part of the Foodservice Packaging Institute, is seeking applicants involved in managing residential curbside recycling programs, drop-off recycling centers and commercial recycling programs. Material recovery facilities also are expected to apply for funding, especially those looking to add or strengthen a polystyrene foam program. Grants, available to both public and private sectors, will range from an estimated $15,000 to $50,000 each.

Continue reading at Plastics Today


Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.