Styrofoam: Trash or Treasure
|October 17, 2013||Filled under News||
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.
More exploration will certainly need to be done, but one thing was decided unanimously,
Styrofoam is Treasure not Trash.
We need you…If you have an expressed an interest in the topic and have skills that can contribute to our success of our mission, I welcome you to join the discussion.
“We aspire to be a recognized regional Styrofoam recycling coalition with partners in, research, innovation and science to explore and exploit waste-to-energy conversion and reuse of polystyrene in secondary markets.Our primary mission is to be a clearinghouse of ideas, sustainable practices, education and research for government agencies, businesses, and schools within the region and beyond.”
There is real potential for removing Styrofoam from the Northern Virginia and Washington, DC areas waste stream and creating the opportunities for reuse like no other community in the country.
It is our hope that concerned citizens and expert feedback will support us in developing the appropriate organizational structure and market strategies to create waves of positive change around this issue for both business and the environment.