Why Choose Foam?

A soft drink in a foam cup will still have more carbonation in it after 15 minutes than the same drink in a paper cup after 2 minutes.

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The Truth About Foam

Foam, sometimes mistakenly referred to as ‘Styrofoam®’ which is a registered trademark of the Dow Chemical Company, is one of our most valuable products because foam is inexpensive and safe to use. Most hospitals use foam products because foam products minimize exposure to bacteria and other foodborne pathogens compared to reusables. Foam is recyclable while also providing many consumer benefits. Foam products are lightweight, sturdy, inexpensive, and insulated. Foam cups can be recycled. Dart Container Corporation has 15 recycling centers in North America. There are many consumer and small and big business solutions for recycling foam....

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Landfill Myths

Foam makes up less than 1% by both weight and volume of our landfill waste. Most consumers who purchase paper cups don’t realize that more paper cups end up in landfills than foam cups.

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ReFoamIt Wins Top Recycling Award

The EPS Industry Alliance recently announced the winner of its annual Excellence in Recycling Award, giving the top honor to the Massachusetts-based organization ReFoamIt®. The EPS Industry Alliance serves as an advocacy group for individuals and organizations within the EPS industry and supports efforts and legislation that further the success of its members. EPS, or expanded polystyrene foam, is often mistakenly referred to as Styrofoam®, which is a registered trademark of the Dow Chemical Company. Expanded polystyrene foam is the material that makes up many of the foodservice items consumers prefer, such as hot beverage cups and take-out...

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Fort Hood Recycling Efforts Generate $1.4 million

The Fort Hood military post of Killeen, Texas, has made major efforts over the past few years to ramp up recycling efforts, and their pursuits have paid off. The community’s Fort Hood Recycle Center generated roughly $1.4 million in 2013 alone, and plans to continue to generate more revenue by incorporating further recycling initiatives within the area. These efforts are part of an overall goal Fort Hood has of being completely waste-free by the year 2020.  Among the major products being recycled is polystyrene foam, which is often mistakenly referred to as Styrofoam®, a registered trademark of the Dow Chemical Company. Polystyrene foam...

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Foam vs. Paper

Recently, polystyrene foam products have been scrutinized in the news. Cities across the United States have proposed various bans on foam foodservice products stating a variety of reasons such as filling up landfills, litter, and environmental issues. However, most of these claims are based...

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Use Foam=Save Money

Polystyrene foam provides significant benefits for small businesses that rely on the material for their food and beverage packaging needs. Foam is Cost Effective Polystyrene foam is one of the most cost effective options for small businesses because it is significantly less expensive than...

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Foam Ban Concerns

Many leaders within the city of Portland, Maine are raising concerns over the economic impact of a potential ban on polystyrene foam foodservice items.  First introduced by City Councilor Ed Suslovic last year, a foam ban of this nature would prohibit food vendors, restaurants and other...

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Foam Benefits for Manufacturers

It’s long been known that polystyrene (PS) foam items, such as food take-out containers and cups, provide convenience for consumers, but this material is also valuable to manufacturers as well.  Compressed foam is often used in the production of brand new consumer items, such as picture frames and crown molding. While the bulky, raw material is widely available – and often referred to as Styrofoam®, a registered trademark of the Dow Chemical Company – polystyrene foam must be processed so that it’s usable across markets and applications. Manufacturers first need to address foam’s lightweight and bulky nature before using it in the...

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Foam Misconceptions

While polystyrene foam foodservice items, such as takeout containers and cups, are a convenience that many consumers enjoy, these items are actually made of recyclable material. In a letter to the Renton Patch Editor, Marilyn Lauderdale, owner of Styro Recycle LLC, a polystyrene foam...

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