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Posted by: Lyland on 7/8/03 Title: Styrofoam recycling?
Postnum: 178 EntryID:878
I am employed as a Shipper / Receiver for a large company in Canada that is involved in various forms of research, which results in the receiving of a considerable amount of styrofoam containers where perishable items are shipped in. My question is would anyone be aware of a Canadian company or otherwise that is or would be interested in recycling styrofoam? I am able to return some to the original supplier but not all.

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Posted by: Enviro Girl on 7/8/03 Title: Re: Styrofoam recycling?
Postnum: 178 EntryID:879
You may not have much say in the matter, but I wouldn't accept garbage like that that you can't return. Some styrofoam is recyclable (look for the triangular symbol), but not most.

Posted by: Mark Proulx on 7/28/03 Title: Re: Styrofoam recycling?
Postnum: 178 EntryID:905
Check out this link. The facility is in Mississauga, ON so I'm not sure if it is applicable to where your facility is in Canada.

http://www.cpra-canada.com/

Posted by: Sean Melvin on 8/2/03 Title: Re: Styrofoam recycling?
Postnum: 178 EntryID:912
You may want to contact a local community compost or gardening society/organization. Styrofoam (broken up) can be used as an aerator in compost bins. Basically, it provides air pockets deep in a compost pile which speeds up the composting process. Good luck, stryofoam packaging is definitly a tricky issue to deal with depending on where you are located in Canada.

Posted by: Bruce Botchar on 8/5/03 Title: Re: Styrofoam recycling?
Postnum: 178 EntryID:914
I have found a company in the US that has a system for most styrofoam. The name is InternationalFoamsolutions.com There you will find a system that reduces the foam up to 90% of its original size, and the company would take it back and it is used to make other types of plastic. You can contact them at that web site.

Posted by: Editor on 8/11/03 Title: Re: Styrofoam recycling?
Postnum: 178 EntryID:919
Hello,

I've been advised that the following company also accepts '1lb' - contaminant free material in Ontario:

W R GRACE CANADA INC. 905-686-5349

Posted by: Stephanie on 4/30/04 Title: Re: Styrofoam recycling?
Postnum: 178 EntryID:1084
I don`t care what oyu say, but we need to get rid of strofoam,it creats such a large portion of land fills creating a world of foam!

Posted by: stew gilmer on 7/29/04 Title: Re: Styrofoam recycling?
Postnum: 178 EntryID:1170
Styrofoam recycling is a big problem because of styreen's chemical makeup which is unfriendly. I would like to find people who are interested in creating a chemical process that would change its properties to a more useable and friendly product which can be merchandized.

Posted by: Danny Sievert on 1/21/05 Title: Re: Styrofoam recycling?
Postnum: 178 EntryID:1302
CPRA is the first and only dedicated polystyrene recycling facility in Canada. CPRA is located at 7595 Tranmere Drive, near Dixie Rd. and Derry Rd. in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada near Pearson International Airport. E-mail: cpra@cpra-canada.com website:http://www.cpra-canada.com/ Thought this might help since you asked!

Posted by: Danny Sievert on 1/21/05 Title: Re: Styrofoam recycling?
Postnum: 178 EntryID:1303
CPRA is the first and only dedicated polystyrene recycling facility in Canada. CPRA is located at 7595 Tranmere Drive, near Dixie Rd. and Derry Rd. in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada near Pearson International Airport. E-mail: cpra@cpra-canada.com website:http://www.cpra-canada.com/ Thought this might help since you asked!

Posted by: Flemming on 2/3/05 Title: Re: Styrofoam recycling?
Postnum: 178 EntryID:1313
EPS is perfectly recyclable. I represent a danish company which prepares thousands of tons of eps for recycling every year. Most of the EPS is waste packaging from the fish processing industry. This is turned into regranulate (GPPS) and mixed with virgin polystyrene materials on a 1:4 basis. EPS in its pure form (that is without additives like colour, flame retardants etc.) represents no real threat to the environment. However, aesthetically it may create problems like "white pollution", which is often seen in cities with insufficient waste collection system, often in asia. Of course also in any area with a Macdonalds Restaurant.

If you have problems with this material please send me an email.

I'd be glad to help.

Posted by: Flemming on 2/3/05 Title: Re: Styrofoam recycling?
Postnum: 178 EntryID:1314
EPS is perfectly recyclable. I represent a danish company which prepares thousands of tons of eps for recycling every year. Most of the EPS is waste packaging from the fish processing industry. This is turned into regranulate (GPPS) and mixed with virgin polystyrene materials on a 1:4 basis. EPS in its pure form (that is without additives like colour, flame retardants etc.) represents no real threat to the environment. However, aesthetically it may create problems like "white pollution", which is often seen in cities with insufficient waste collection system, often in asia. Of course also in any area with a Macdonalds Restaurant.

If you have problems with this material please send me an email.

I'd be glad to help.Lyland wrote:-------------------------------I am employed as a Shipper / Receiver for a large company in Canada that is involved in various forms of research, which results in the receiving of a considerable amount of styrofoam containers where perishable items are shipped in. My question is would anyone be aware of a Canadian company or otherwise that is or would be interested in recycling styrofoam? I am able to return some to the original supplier but not all.

Posted by: Jeremy on 5/9/05 Title: Re: Styrofoam recycling?
Postnum: 178 EntryID:1382
Try http://www.pacificmobiledepots.com/ for drop offs and pick-ups in the Victoria area. There is a charge, but it isn't too onerous.

Posted by: Wanda on 5/16/06 Title: Re: Styrofoam recycling?
Postnum: 178 EntryID:1592
Apparently SONY is developing a styrofoam recycling method using the acid from orange peels to disintegrate the styrofoam and return it to a form where it can be re-made into styrofoam. The site can be accessed through GOOGLE search - styrofoam recycling.


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