04 Apr '12, 2pm

Tired of those foam beverage coolers that aren't that sturdy and can't be recycled? Try this instead:

Tired of those foam beverage coolers that aren't that sturdy and can't be recycled? Try this instead:

The Recycooler is made from 60 percent post-consumer materials. Photo: Recycooler You’re headed to the big game, giving yourself ample time to tailgate. You decide to stop at the local convenience store for some brews, but realize you forgot your cooler. Until now, your only option was to compromise and buy a cheap, wasteful, less-than-durable polystyrene cooler or sip on warm beer in the beating sunlight, but the Recycooler is out to provide a sustainable option for on-the-go refreshments. Polystyrene is only recyclable in certain places and typically not accepted in multi-material recycling bins. Unlike other plastics, polystyrene requires a separate recycling stream. Though it’s lightweight, polystyrene takes up volume in landfills if not properly recycled. Related: Mushroom Packaging Slashes Shipping Waste The Recycooler, alternatively, is made from a minimum of 60 per...

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