A grant from the Foam Recycling Coalition is helping to fund an effort to add polystyrene foam to recycling efforts in the Denver area.
Alpine Waste & Recycling of Commerce City, Colo., is receiving the first grant, worth $45,000, from a coalition program designed to increase collection, processing and marketing of post-consumer polystyrene foam.
Alpine is described as the largest privately held waste and recycling company in Colorado.
“Out of the dozens of applications from the U.S. and Canada, we were particularly impressed with Alpine's thoughtfulness and plans for the future,” said Lynn Dyer, president of the Foodservice Packaging Institute, which houses the coalition, in a statement. “Alpine recognized the value and benefit of adding polystyrene foam to their already successful recycling program.”
Additional grant recipients will be announced later this spring.
The coalition began in 2014 to help increase recycling of polystyrene foam foodservice packaging.