News Archive

  • Foam is the Solution

    July 09, 2012

    Legislators believe a polystyrene foam ban will solve litter problems. It doesn’t; foam bans swap one kind of litter for another consisting primarily of plastic-coated paper. Moreover, if banning PS foam kills jobs and raises costs, does banning it solve a problem or create one?...read more

  • Trashblogger Recycles Foam

    June 26, 2012

    Trashblogger is a blogger from Minneapolis, MN. As a blogger, she is a resource for people everywhere to learn more about recycling. Trashblogger encourages recycling initiatives, while showing her followers how easy it is to make a difference....read more

  • Microwaving Foam

    April 17, 2012

    Microwaves are so efficient that they reduce our energy needs. They are designed to heat the food within the polystyrene container not to heat the actual container. If the food within the container gets too hot this will cause the container to soften which may present a safety hazard for handling....read more

  • In the News

    April 17, 2012

    School District Adopts Successful Foam Recycling Program In Long Beach California, the school district uses foam products everyday. Foam trays are used to keep material cost low and minimize exposure to bacteria and other foodborne pathogens. Long Beach school district not only finds polystyrene products economical, but convenient, insulated and highly sanitized....read more

  • Why Choose Foam?

    April 17, 2012

    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....read more

  • What is Styrene?

    April 15, 2012

    Styrene is a clear, colorless liquid that is used in everything from food containers and packaging materials to cars, boats, and computers, medical, health, and safety equipment, and even video games....read more

  • Foam Recycling Works

    April 15, 2012

    Polystyrene foam, sometimes mistakenly referred to as ‘Styrofoam®’, a registered trademark of the Dow Chemical Company, can be recycled at the proper recycling centers. In fact, Dart recycles enough energy a year to heat over 105,000 homes. With programs like CARE (Cups Are REcyclable) and Recycla-Pak, customers can enjoy the benefits of using insulated foam cups....read more

  • Why Foam?

    April 14, 2012

    Dart Container Corporation has been producing foam products since an initial experimentation with expandable polystyrene in the late 1950s led to the discovery of the high quality insulated foam products that we know and use today. The invention of foam cups brought with it many benefits, including superior insulation, strength, and durability. Foam cups are the most efficient way to keep your drinks warm in the winter and cold in the summer....read more

  • The Truth About Foam

    April 13, 2012

    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 food-borne pathogens compared to reusables. Foam is recyclable while also providing many consumer benefits. Foam products are lightweight, sturdy, inexpensive, and insulated....read more

  • Why Recycle Foam?

    April 12, 2012

    All polystyrene (PS) foam material can be recycled and used to make items such as clothes hangers, picture frames, rulers, architectural molding, and seedling containers. Recycling PS foam can reduce the amount of energy and materials used to make new products, which ultimately reduces greenhouse gas emissions and the product’s overall carbon footprint....read more