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Report says used food-service is surprisingly clean and recyclable


December 5, 2013 2:45 pm ET

Move over chowder, Boston now also can be known for its wicked clean recycling stream.

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Incoming NYC mayor backs polystyrene ban


November 26, 2013 12:52 pm ET

New York City's incoming mayor Bill de Blasio is no stranger to polystyrene and attempting to stop the use of foam product. And while he had been mostly silent on the proposal by Mayor Michael Bloomberg to ban the use of food service PS in New York...

Study reports encouraging results for recycling food-service packaging


November 26, 2013 12:26 pm ET

Food-service packaging, long considered difficult to recycle due to contamination, might not be so challenging after all.

Dart pushing for PS recycling in New York City


November 25, 2013 8:27 pm ET

Dart Container Corp. pushed for an alternative for the proposed polystyrene ban in New York City during a City Council committee hearing.

As New York City debates a ban on foam containers, suppliers pitch an alternative.


November 22, 2013 11:07 pm ET

New York City's debate about a proposed ban on polystyrene foam food service products is coming to a head. Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants a ban passed before he is replaced by Bill de Blasio on Jan. 1.

Polystyrene food-service firm expands in Pennsylvania


November 21, 2013 5:23 pm ET

An expanded polystyrene packaging and tableware producer is nearing completion of a $3.7 million expansion at its Easton, Pa., plant.

Washington mayor seeking ban on polystyrene food-service containers


November 11, 2013 3:52 pm ET

Washington, D.C., already has a 5-cent plastic bag fee in place. Now the mayor is pushing for a ban on polystyrene foam.

Ecopax paying fine for air emission violations


November 4, 2013 2:45 pm ET

A manufacturer of food-grade polystyrene foam containers has agreed to pay a $192,000 fine for alleged air emission violations.

Huhtamaki sells Italian food-service business


October 30, 2013 3:54 pm ET

Huhtamaki Oyj has sold a non-core, commodity food-service business in Italy.

Compostables face barriers in food business


October 10, 2013 9:41 am ET

Composters, manufacturers and restaurant executives have some ground to cover before compostable plastic products get wider use in the food industry, according to Jeff Clark, director of the National Restaurant Association’s Conserve Education Sustainability Program.

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