Mengungkap Fakta dan Mitos di Balik Pembungkus Makanan Busa Polistirena

By | 2018-10-11T13:36:36+00:00 October 11th, 2018|Facts, Resources|

Jakarta: Dalam dua tahun terakhir, kemasan makanan berbahan busa polistirena (atau dikenal dengan Styrofoam) menjadi isu hangat di Indonesia. Kemasan makanan ini disebut tidak ramah lingkungan dan membahayakan kesehatan manusia. Namun, nyatanya tidak demikian. Menurut Kepala Laboratorium Teknologi Polimer dan Membran ITB, Ir. Akhmad Zainal Abidin, M.Sc., Ph.D, polistirena busa merupakan bahan organik. Unsur yang

Fakta Menarik “Styrofoam”

By | 2017-12-20T09:03:47+00:00 December 17th, 2017|Facts, Resources|

Akhir-akhir ini nama Polystyrene (PS foam) atau lebih dikenal dengan merek Styrofoam telah menjadi perbincangan hangat, terutama di Kota Bandung Jawa Barat. Itu setelah Walikota mereka, Ridwan Kamil membuat kebijakan kontroversial dengan melarang penggunaan Styrofoam sama sekali, atau zero Styrofoam di kota Kembang itu. Kebijakan itu tertuang pada Surat Edarannya dengan nomor 658.1/SE.117-BPLH/2016. Namun ada

Foam Recycling Program of California, United States

By | 2017-12-20T09:04:13+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Recycling, Resources|

The City of Redding's Solid Waste Utility has been servicing Redding households and businesses since 1944 offering residential and commercial collection services.  The City of Redding's Transfer Station and Material Recovery Facility (MRF) is located at 2255 Abernathy Lane. The facility was constructed in 1994/95 and operations started in April 1995. The facility currently processes about 500 tons of garbage

Recycle Resources in Developed Countries

By | 2017-12-20T09:04:13+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Recycling, Resources|

The EPS industry developed a nationwide collection infrastructure of more than 200 collection sites to support recycling efforts. The 2016 EPS Recycling Rate Report shows that over 118 million pounds of EPS were recycled in 2016, including 63 million pounds of post-consumer packaging and 55.7 million pounds of post-industrial packaging. Over the past decade EPS has achieved

Foam Recycling Coalition

By | 2017-12-20T09:04:13+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Recycling, Resources|

In 2014, the Foam Recycling Coalition (FRC) was launched to support increased recycling of foodservice packaging made from foam polystyrene. In order to meet this objective, the FRC shares general information on foam recycling, provides technical resources and offers funding assistance to programs ready to start or strengthen post-consumer foam recycling. In addition to encouraging

Foodservice Packaging Facts

By | 2017-12-20T09:03:47+00:00 December 17th, 2017|Facts, Resources|

As part of the way we live today, more of us are eating and drinking far from the family dinner table. Plastic foodservice packaging enables our mobile, modern lifestyle by providing a convenient, affordable way to enjoy our meals, snacks and drinks.  But there’s more to it than that.  Public foodservice establishments such as restaurants,

New Study: Polystyrene Foam Foodservice Cups and Plates Use Less Energy

By | 2017-12-18T23:53:59+00:00 December 17th, 2017|Resources|

Washington, D.C. (March 24, 2011) - A new peer reviewed study  finds that commonly used cups, plates and sandwich containers made of polystyrene foam use significantly less energy and water than comparable paper-based or corn-based (polylactic: PLA) alternatives, primarily due to polystyrene foam's much lower weight. The polystyrene foam products create less, similar or more solid waste by