The Benefits of Polystyrene Recycling

Polystyrene is 100% Recyclable

For more than twenty years now, Polystyrene has been recycled commercially, and through programs in big and small cities across America.

Foam Alternatives Costs Restaurants More

According to national studies, the costs of alternative foam products costs consumers over $51,000,000 per year. Restaurants are already struggling – nationally, restaurants declined by 6% last year.

Polystyrene Foam Recycling Saves the City

Moving to a 100% recycling of polystyrene will save the City on landfill costs and generate revenues of nearly $10 million every year

A Foam Recycling Ban Will Hurt Small Businesses

If New York City bans polystyrene, additional costs will be passed on to consumers and businesses, particularly restaurants. Foam containers are the life-blood of the restaurant industry, especially in ethnic and minority restaurants.