NY City Councilman: “Foam SHOULD and CAN Be Recycled Efficiently”

With the continuous advancement in technology and the rapid increase in population all over the world, pollution has proportionately increased. News that something can be done to alleviate this situation is always welcome to all environment enthusiasts and all who understand the benefits of protecting the environment.

Polystyrene foam is one of the most commonly used packaging materials. What many people don’t know about this type of plastic is that it is actually recyclable. In fact, it has numerous benefits to offer when used as a packaging material. Therefore, instead of trying to ban it, it is important that people learned how to recycle it.

Mostly, polystyrene foam is recycled into building products. This is mostly due to health concerns. Most of the recycling firms that accept polystyrene do not take it from your garbage bins. You will have to keep it separate and drop it off at their designated centers. This is because, if you place them in the garbage, they will only end up in the landfill.

The Plastic Recycling Inc. in Indianapolis is one of the recycling companies ready to accept polystyrene foam for recycling. In doing so, they significantly reduce the amount of waste in landfills. This is beneficial for both the environment and the economy.

Benefits of Using Polystyrene Foam


Polystyrene foam is one of the most efficient materials used in packaging. This material contains as little as 2 % plastic. The rest is just air. This means that it is energy efficient, holding food and beverages at ready to eat or drink temperatures for longer. Additionally, the packaging does not spread heat to the outside. Therefore, it makes polystyrene foam packaging comfortable to hold even when they hold hot food.


Polystyrene foam is cost-efficient. Compared to other packaging products, polystyrene is relatively cheap. For this reason, the cost transferred to consumers is much less with this type of packaging. Therefore, purchasing food or beverages packed with this material will help you save some money.


Polystyrene easily conforms to the shape you want it to hold. Its thermo-plastic properties enable it to be easily molded into different forms. Additionally, the material can be reshaped more than one, which is both convenient and cost-efficient. Therefore, being used for multiple packaging solutions.

  • July 12, 2016