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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

Bar of Single-Use Styrofoam coming to DC

Single-Use Styrofoam

The Washington, DC mayor, Vincent Gray stands firm in his commitment to bar single-use styrofoam in the hospitality industry and other businesses where such products are being used. http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/styrofoam-containers-may-be-on-the-way-out/2013/11/06/da7a766c-472d-11e3-b6f8-3782ff6cb769_story.html To date, many large and coastal cities are getting it. The truth is it is not healthy for humans to consume styrofoam. Not in the air […] more

2013 Potomac Watershed Trash Summit

University of the District of Columbia's newly installed cistern.

  The 8th Annual Potomac Watershed Trash Summit happened on October 18th, 2013 at the University of District of Columbia. The event commenced with the attendees taking field trips to different area locations for some exciting hands-on experiences. The concept of  trash free adventures sounded interesting. Like many of the attendees, I found myself torn […] more

Styrofoam: Trash or Treasure

STYROFOAM MOM recently invited  area business, government, and educators to an organizational meeting in Arlington, Virginia to explore a sustainable and realistic approach to removing polystyrene—better known as Styrofoam–from the local waste stream. This youtube video about Walmart’s handling of  styrofoam is just the tip of the iceburg.   Walmart and Polystyrene More exploration will certainly […] more

Show Me the Money in EPS

Fellow conservationist, renewable energy consultant, Ron Link journeyed from his office in Buffalo, NY to Eastlake, Ohio to visit one of the growing successful styrofoam recycling plants in the county. There polystyrene recycling provides a solution rather than a problem.         Buckeye Industries Visit Was Positive, By Ron Link In an effort […] more

Plastics And Resin Manufacturing Fear Repercussions

By Ron Link, Renewable Energy & Finacial Sustianability Consultant Styrene A quick update on what has happened since Styrene, an agent found in polystyrene, was added to the U.S. Health Departments list of possible Carcinogens, in June of 2011. http://www.niehs.nih.gov/news/newsroom/releases/2011/june10/ Upon that announcement the plastic lobby went right to work to discredit the report.  You […] more

Recent Styrofoam News

New York City, NY This past February, New York City Mayor Bloomberg made statements about his proposed plan to ban styrofoam in stores and restaurants. In his address to the cityBloomberg stated, “ Styrofoam increases the cost of recycling by as much as $20 per ton because it has to be removed. Something we know […] more

Could Styrofoam Cause Cancer

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Styrofoam Mom loves Sedgwick

We are certainly very impressed to see leading lady Kyra Sedgwick the “Closer” talking closed loop recycling. In her interview MSNBC Tuesday March 27th “Morning Joe” , Sedgewick’s most powerful statements are the simplest ones. “Using once and disposing of is just waste.” Admitting to be a little obsessed (we know the type) the self […] more

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