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Local Business Helps Madison Expand Available Recycling !
Thanks to a cooperative effort between the Madison Environmental Commission (MEC) and local business Pack Ship n More, convenient year-round foam material recycling is now available to Madison residents and businesses.
Local residents and businesses are now welcome to drop off recyclable foam material at the Pack Ship n More store in Madison.
Today, under the leadership of Madison Environmental Commission Chair Betsy Uhlman, the MEC continues to design and implement sustainability initiatives within the Borough of Madison. “We want to promote the expansion of recycling opportunities for community members.”
Four years ago, the MEC, together with help from the Boy Scouts, worked with PC Problems of Madison to offer a convenient and permanent electronic recycling program in the community to reduce the number of items ending up in the waste stream.
“Pack Ship n More will now provide members of the Madison community with an easy and convenient place to recycle their foam material.”
Pankaj Mieli and Purnima P. Teli, owners of Pack Ship n More of Madison, have welcomed the opportunity to help the MEC implement a recycling program and have volunteered to act as the collection center where Madison community members can drop off recyclable foam material at their conveniently-located store, 300 Main Street, during store hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
“We plan to purchase a machine which will convert larger pieces of foam material into smaller pieces to use (similar to packing peanuts),” says Mieli. “Our store also recycles inkjet cartridges, toner cartridges, cell phones, eyeglasses, batteries, and bubble wrap.”
Acceptable recyclable foam material items include white, CLEAN expanded polystyrene (EPS), most commonly known as Styrofoam™, sometimes can be identified by the recycle symbol #6 and include packing peanuts. As a general rule, usually furniture, appliances and electrical fixtures are packed in recyclable foam material, in addition to food service products such as cups, meat trays and food shipping coolers. All foam material that has been in direct contact with food and/or drink should be washed thoroughly before it is dropped off.
Pack Ship n More will bring any remainder unused recyclable foam material to Foam Pack Industries in Springfield, New Jersey, a business committed to keeping the environment clean by preventing EPS waste from entering landfills and recycling the material instead. To date, Foam Pack has recycled over one hundred million pounds of EPS foam. For more information about its mission, please visit www.foampackindustries.com.
Pack Ship n More has been serving Madison since 1989 with products and services related to packing, shipping, mailing, and business services. For more information about Pack Ship n More, call (973) 443-0100 or visit its web site at www.packnshipglobal.com.
The MEC promotes the conservation and protection of Madison’s local environment. The Commission meets the fourth Thursday of every month at 7:30 pm in the Committee Room of the Hartley Dodge Memorial Building. For more information about the MEC, visit: https://gov.rosenet.org/agencies/environmental.
From Left to Right: MEC Chair, Betsy Uhlman, and Pankaj Mieli, an owner of Pack Ship n More, holding some recyclable Styrofoam.