Providing Styrofoam Densification Services in Greensboro
The proposed foam recycling site will be located at the Tiny House Community Development Training and Recycling Center, 1310 W. Gate City Boulevard. The site will be equipped with a densifier and operated by Tiny House staff and trained volunteers.
This is a joint venture of Tiny House Development, Inc., Greensboro Beautiful, Inc., Emerging Ecology and Environmental Stewardship Greensboro with grant funding support from the Foodservice Packaging Institute.
A detailed Launch Phase Business Plan (Updated 8/18/20) has been prepared. This $44,100 budget, this includes purchase and installation of the densifer as well as initial promotional signage. While the major portions of these funds have been committed, additional gifts from Greensboro businesses and individuals are required to insure the final implementation of this project during 2020.
In short, this project will provide a locally based service to densify Styrofoam into bricks that can be sold to manufacturers who can form them into products for use in home construction and craft projects. This process vastly reduces the volume of material going into landfills.
The operations of this project will be overseen by a Steering Committee comprised of representative from the four organizations that initiated this venture. This group will be governed by a Memorandum of Understanding (Updated: 10-1-20). For questions about this project contact Bill McNeil.
Your tax deductible contribution will help make this important service available to all residents of Greensboro and Guilford County.
Financial contributions, made payable to Emerging Ecology, can also be mailed to Emerging Ecology, 5911 Western Trail, Greensboro, NC 27410.
Any funds raised beyond those allocated for the Launch Phase will be used to augment operations during the months before initial shipments are ready for sale.