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What makes something recyclable – a difficult question to answer

Posted on: February 27th, 2020

When you think about the question what makes something recyclable, many of us believe it’s anything we can haphazardly toss into our municipal recycling bins. Doing so often creates a feeling of environmental euphoria, as though we just saved ten trees from being senselessly cut down in the Rain Forest. But the answer to what…

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Styrofoam vs. fiber molded products – how do they compare?

Posted on: February 26th, 2020

Polystyrene, which is the chemical name for an entire family of plastics, was first discovered back in 1839 by Eduard Simon, an apothecary from Berlin. But it wasn’t until the 1940s that it was first formed into its more popular state, known by millions today as “styrofoam”. For years, it’s been the protective packaging choice for manufacturers shipping…

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