The leaders of a plastics-to-oil plant in Oregon are putting their main business plans on hold and instead processing expanded polystyrene packaging.
After reviewing the validity of New York City’s ban on expanded polystyrene (EPS), a judge this week repealed the controversial law less than three months after it went into effect.
Spanish researchers develop special washing and extrusion methods to remove odors when recycling EPS fish boxes, and Keurig says it is aiming to produce recyclable K-Cup coffee capsules.
A Quebec company using essential oils to prepare polystyrene foam for recycling has raised millions of dollars to build a bigger plant.
Scientific developments that could open up a market for recycled EPS came not from chemists in academia or a large corporation. Instead, the breakthroughs were developed by three dedicated 14-year-olds in 8th grade in Columbus, Ohio.
Imagine a lump of sugar dissolving in coffee – Solenne Brouard uses that image to describe the first step in her company’s expanded polystyrene recycling process. Continue Reading