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Styrecycle: Expanded polystyrene (EPS) recycling program (In Progress)

Project History

  • 5/9/2017

    STYRECYCLE: During the spring 2017 semester, student volunteers collected more than 500 pounds of expanded polystyrene for recycling — bringing their total collected to nearly 900 pounds.

  • 7/5/2016

    Minutes from the Purchasing, Waste, and Recycling SWATeam on May 9, 2016.  The meeting covered several topics, and was the last meeting with Bart Bartels in attendance.


The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) now recycles expanded polystyrene (EPS), more commonly known by its brand name Styrofoam. By recycling this bulky material, we can reduce the volume of waste sent from campus to landfills and avoid the harmful environmental impacts of that practice.

The Styrecycle program was started in Fall 2015 and partnered with Community Resource Inc. (CRI) to bring EPS recycling to the UIUC campus. Our program can help you do your part to reduce the volume of waste campus sends to landfill — waste which will never biodegrade.

To find out more about Styrecycle, you can visit our website at:

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Project Team

  • Primary Contact:

    Micah Kenfield

    Team Members:

    • Achint Sharma
    • Marco Tijoe
    • Aaron Gadtula
    • Colin Tirakian
    • Ray Bizit
    • Olivia Harris


  • Proposed March 16, 2014
    Proposed by Ben McCall


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