Whatever your political party affiliation, we can all agree that strong, centralized environmental policy will not be a priority under Donald Trump. If Americans care about a healthy planet, we’ll have to persuade state and local governments to care too, or roll up our sleeves and get to work ourselves. For this reason, I’ve challenged […]
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Got foam containers laying around that you don’t want to throw away. Here are some ways to upcycle styrofoam coolers and shipping boxes.
The holidays are over, and that means it’s time to get out of holiday mode. So after a month without Waste Biz posts, we’re getting back on track here. Looking forward to an exciting new year in the waste industry! As a former Las Vegas resident, my attitude towards the mammoth CES (Consumer Electronics Show) […]
Stanford researchers have discovered that the mealworm can subsist solely on a diet of polystyrene, producing wastes that are safe for crop fertilizer.
A new company in Portland, OR, is getting into the insulated concrete forms business, which means more Styrofoam kept out of the landfill.
While Styrofoam recycling isn’t a convenient option in most places, it can be done. Here are some ideas for responsible disposal of expanded polystyrene.
Did the de Blasio administration really choose to send tons of expanded polystyrene – aka Styrofoam – to landfills rather than recycle it?
Could a “bottle deposit”-like system work for reusable take out containers? Food service giant Sodexo is trying it out at the College of William and Mary.
Polystyrene foam isn’t accepted by most recyclers – so, is Styrofoam recyclable? Yes, and the Waste to Waves program turns it into sweet surfboards.
While the oil spill continues to dominate the green blogosphere, one of the most interesting things I’m seeing this week is the relative quiet about tropical storm Bonnie heading right towards the central Gulf Coast. Could be these posts haven’t gotten indexed yet… would love to see some details on the potential impacts of the […]