Tag Archives: plastics recycling

Yes, recycling still matters!

Recycling has certainly been in the news lately — and not all of what you have heard or read or watched has been good news. It’s true that recycling is facing some challenges. But, rest assured, collected materials are still being recycled. Communities are still
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Plastic Soup in the Ocean

How a sea captain’s chance discovery launches a determined quest to save the oceans “It was and is a thin plastic soup, a soup lightly seasoned with plastic flakes, bulked out here and there with ‘dumplings’: buoys, net clumps, floats, crates, and other ‘macro debris,’” writes Capt. Charles Moore. He was recalling
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“Foam” for the holidays? Say no!

Chances are, many of the mail-ordered gifts arriving this time of year are nestled in polystyrene foam packaging. In many communities, expanded polystyrene (referred to as EPS or Styrofoam™) is not allowed in curbside recycling carts or accepted at local dropoff locations. Why is that?
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