18 Nov '11, 12pm

Fact of the Day: U.S. residents throw away 25 billion foam cups every year

Fact of the Day: U.S. residents throw away 25 billion foam cups every year

U.S. residents throw away 25 billion foam cups every year, according to the EPA. Adding plates, boxes and packaging materials amounts to billions more. Photo: Flickr/D'Arcy Norman Find your local recycling solution for plastic foam Some of the most densely populated communities in the Mid-Atlantic are adding foam recycling to their waste management repertoires with free drop-off recycling programs. Through a partnership with Dart Container Corporation , a foam foodservice products manufacturer, collected foam containers are shipped to a nearby facility to be processed for reuse in new products, including picture frames, crown molding and nursery plant containers, Dart said. READ: Milwaukee Summerfest Recycles Single-Use Drink Cups Participating localities include the state of Delaware, the cities of Philadelphia and Baltimore, Carroll County, Md. and Dauphin County, Pa., w...

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