StyroGenie - Innovators of the Month, Published by Lake Shore Media

Plastics Today, June 1, 2015 - Making EPS foam part of a sustainable solution

Kerry Flickner was not a happy man when he read about the six largest U.S. school districts replacing EPS foam food trayswith compostable paper plates. His biggest problem, he told PlasticsToday... Read More...

 

Foodservice Equipment Reports, April 2015

Kathy Kane, director of food and nutrition services for Valaralos Community Schools uses 5-compartment Styrofoam trays in 7 of the district's 11 Schools. Read More...

 

Houston-Galveston Area Council Source Reduction and Recycling Grant realizes huge returns from second largest school district in Texas with StyroGenie.

With help from an H-GAC grant, the Houston Independent School District leads the way by making bold and substantive decisions in favor of student nutritional health, education, environmental stewardship, and fiscal responsibility. The implementation of StyroSolutions Waste Reduction and Recycling Program has enabled the district to change from biodegradable food service trays back to Polystyrene foam trays, thus saving ~$1million in foodservice budget. Read More...

StyroGenie Waste Reduction - 1 Year Later

 

Foodservice Equipment & Supply September 2014

Featured as a new innovative product. Read More...

 

Featured in the August 2014 Issue of the Total Foodservice

Northeast Schools and Colleges Find Key Ingredient to Green and Sustainable Strategies with StyroSmart's StyroGenie and Newly Introduced FoodGenie - Dual Technology Solutions! Read more... http://issuu.com/totalfoodservice/docs/augustissuu/56.

 

StyroSmart Makes News

Michigan City's Lake Hills Elementary School brings more attention to the benefits of melting polystyrene. The StyroGenie is featured in the Times of Northwest Indiana newspaper. Kathy Kane, the food services director for the Michigan City Area Schools, is quoted as saying the Genie will pay for itself in two years since the cafeteria trash output for Lake Hills has decreased from 52 bags a day to 15. That is approximately a 70 percent decrease. That's a lot of saved space. Read the article online.

 

Students Use StyroGenie for Earth Day

Lake Hills Elementary students, under the direction of teacher Shelley Deutscher, have partnered with the Michigan City Area Food Service department to virtually eliminate STYROFOAM™ lunch trays from trash and the landfill. Using the StryoGenie®, trays are melted and compacted into square blocks similar to paving stones. Students plan to paint the blocks for landscaping a "Walkway of Learning" that leads to outdoor gardens. Check out the Food Service Facebook page for more information.