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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Recycle in Montreal

The City of Montreal and the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) have launched a new program aimed at boosting the recycling efforts of its residents. Specifically targeting the material polystyrene foam, the CPIA and Montreal are looking to divert excess waste from area landfills...

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Annual LA River Cleanup

On Saturday, May 3, 2014 more than three thousand volunteers gathered to clean up the LA River in Los Angeles, California in the 25th annual effort put forth by the local organization Friends of the LA River (FoLAR). Among the volunteers present, employees of the Dart Container Corporation Corona manufacturing facility pitched in to remove waste from the river and educate residents on the importance of foam recycling. Polystyrene foam, often mistakenly referred to as Styrofoam®, a registered trademark of Dow Chemical Company, makes up many forms of single-use foodservice items, such as hot beverage cups and take-away food containers. The...

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Dart Volunteers

While many organizations offer volunteer opportunities for their employees, most do not include walking a highway and eagerly searching for discarded litter to haul away. That’s exactly what the workers and families of Dart Container Corporation did recently during a spring outing in Mason,...

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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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