Styrofoam, or foam #6, is usually recycled at large, central facilities following collection from decentralized drop-off sites. During recycling the foam is safely cleaned and sorted, ground into small particles, and mel... More » Science Environmental Science Sustainability

Recycling centers that accept Styrofoam items include GreenCitizen, Earth Friendly Building Materials, Alpha Ridge Convenient Center and Styro Recycle. Some of these companies place restrictions on Styrofoam recycling, s... More » Business & Finance Business Resources Customer Service

The benefits of recycling Styrofoam include reduced pollution, more effective use of landfill space and decreased risk to fish and other marine life. Recycling Styrofoam also eliminates the toxic gases created when the m... More » Science Environmental Science

Consumers can recycle book batteries at municipal recycling centers, sites designed for accepting hazardous household waste, and collection facilities and boxes at retailers such as The Home Depot and Best Buy. Recycling... More » Science Environmental Science Sustainability

While many things eventually break down after a number of years, Styrofoam is one of the few things that does not biodegrade. Tinfoil also does not biodegrade, while aluminum cans take up to 250 years to completely break... More »

A great way to repurpose Styrofoam cups and trays is to use them for arts and crafts. Styrofoam pellets are convenient as a substitute for rocks on the bottom of flower pots to provide aeration and better drainage. More » Science Environmental Science Sustainability

The process for recycling carpets includes the collection and transport of carpets into material recovery facilities, the manufacturing of new products from the recovered materials and the selling and purchase of recycle... More » Science Environmental Science Sustainability