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Grants Promote Foam Recycling Across the U.S.


Environmentally conscious consumers have more ways to recycle foam polystyrene items like cups, egg cartons, foodservice containers and packaging materials thanks to grants from the Food Packaging Institute's Foam Recycling Coalition (FRC).

AmSty is a proud member of FRC, which has awarded 28 grants totaling more than $1.01 million dollars since 2015, expanding post-consumer foam polystyrene recycling across North America. More than 8 million additional residents in the U.S. and Canada can recycle foam polystyrene as a result of FRC grants.

That includes an award to our partner Agilyx, supporting foam polystyrene recycling at our joint venture Regenyx facility in Tigard, Oregon, where our innovative circular recycling process breaks down polystyrene into its original material. It can then be used to make products with the same quality and durability as the original polystyrene. Learn more about Regenyx  here.

"We're proud to be a member of FRC," said Tim Barnette, vice president of polymers and sustainability at AmSty. "Because of these grants, environmentally conscious consumers have more ways to recycle foam polystyrene – keeping it out of our landfills."

Click here to learn more about the foam recycling process and where you can recycle.

Success Story

Learn how Mecklenburg County in North Carolina used its $50k FRC grant to expand recovery of foam polystyrene at its four recycling centers.

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