Explore the economic impact of foam.
The foam industry provides thousands of jobs across the country and saves consumers millions of dollars every year.
Businesses and government facilities from El Paso to Houston to Austin rely on foam. Alternative products don’t insulate nearly as well, they cost more, and in many cases, they generate more waste, while increasing air and water emissions over their life cycles.
Foam Across Industries
A typical foam tray costs significantly less than a compostable tray – saving some school districts over a million dollars per year in material cost.
Most hospitals use polystyrene foam products to minimize exposure to bacteria and other foodborne pathogens.
The PS foam manufacturing industry is dedicated to keeping costs low, increasing efficiency and excellence, and delivering solutions for economic growth.
Many restaurants and food trucks rely on the convenience, insulation properties, and high level of sanitation afforded by foam food packaging in providing healthy food to their customers.
Many restaurants that use foam are considered small businesses. From an economic perspective, foam is often the most cost effective choice for small business owners.
Because of its lightweight structure, polystyrene foam is a preferred protective packaging for use in shipping valuable items.
December 16, 2016
Dallas Polystyrene Recycling Center Serves as Success Story
Just over a year ago (November 30, 2015), Dart Container Corporation opened a foam recycling center at its plant in Dallas. The plant is open
March 16, 2016
Dart Container Corporation Opens Free Foam Recycling Center
Dart Container Corporation, to achieve their goal of encouraging consumers to recycle foam, has opened its latest free foam recycling center in Dallas, Texas. The
December 14, 2015
Dart Container Opens 24/7 Foam Recycling Facility in Dallas
Dart Container Corporation, the world’s largest manufacturer of foam cups and containers, has opened a foam recycling plant in Dallas County, Texas. The facility, which
September 23, 2015
Foam Recycling in Texas
The foam industry has launched an educational campaign throughout Texas to inform the state’s citizens about the benefits of polystyrene foam recycling. Restaurants in many
December 5, 2014
Foam Recycling Growth Means Informed Consumers, Less Waste
Products made from polystyrene foam material are staple items in domestic and international industries. From restaurants to hospitals to shipping services to school and professional