Maryland Wants to Ban Polystyrene

January 31, 2017 Today Maryland’s Environmental and Education committee’s heard testimony on the “Polystyrene Food Service Products and Loose Fill Packaging Prohibition,” or SB 186. If passed, it would be the country’s first statewide ban of Styrofoam food and loose peanuts of it kind. SB186 Written and introduced by Sen. Cheryl Kagan of Maryland District […] more



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Chick-fil-A Is Recycling Styrofoam Cups

In 2014, one of many restaurant chains known to use Styrofoam cups released a video that really excited me.The video follows the life span of a Styrofoam cup used and discarded at a Chick-fil-A restaurant. The cup is collected and combined with hundreds of other cups, separated from the their top and straw, and then […] more

StyrofoamMom Update

April, 14, 2016 DC Ban on Single Use Styrofoam in now fully executed. According to the fact sheet from DC Government about its ban of Styrofoam food containers.  It indicates that alternative containers are available at comparable prices and styrofoam food containers are a leading waste product floating in the Anacostia  River. See the DISTRICT […] more

Event Update: The Maker Economy And Local Manufacturing in the DC Metro Region

April 14, 2016 Crystal City’s TechShop, Leader’s in Energy and Arlington Green are hosting a presentation and project display for makers and people interested in the “Maker “ Movement”. Two local businesses, and Miriam Gennari, our own StyrofoamMom  will speak about about her “ TechShop dream” of building an EPS recycling machine. Afterwards, TechShop members will be available […] more

Thanks Wheels for Wishes

  Wheels for Wishes a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children who could really use the blessing of a wish during a difficult time in their lives. Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children facing life-threatening medical conditions. They also look at the environmental issues facing the world today that affect all of our health. In doing […] more

What not to do with Styrofoam.

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Montgomery Co Bans Styrofoam

Saving the Chesapeake Bay one cup and container at a time.  Read all about it. Washington Post WTOP Bethesda Now more

Single Use Styrofoam Banned in New York

                                    I applaude this important step, and eagerly await the development of  a viable closed loop supply chain for effiicent sustainable recycling of all the bulk EPS/Styrofoam/#6 discarded daily. New York officially banned those plastic foam food containers […] more

Holiday Food and Beverage Drinkers

SORRY, WE DON’T RECYCLE STYROFOAM     more

Review of the Styrene Assessment in the National Toxicology Program 12th Report on Carcinogens ( 2014 )

We are committed to giving you the most accurate and well reseached information about single-use polystyrene and the ways humans and the enviroment encounter the substance. Here is a link to the most recent peer reviewed research available on styrene. We applaud the National Acedemy of Science  for it commitment to public safety. http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=18725 We […] more

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