Did you know foam recycling is available in certain cities across the country?
Explore foam’s economic impact.
The foam industry provides thousands of jobs throughout the country and saves consumers millions of dollars every year.
Businesses and government facilities across the Mountain West region – Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Colorado – 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.
May 18, 2016
Surf’s Up: Startup finds success in Colorado marketing EPS foam surfboard
Ben Nielsen became passionate about surfing when he was at college in California. Now, as an engineer he is building Sheridan’s River Run surf park
December 14, 2015
Denver Begins Recycling Foam Containers
Alpine Waste and Recycling officially began accepting foam containers for recycling, becoming the first company in the Denver area to do so. Alpine Waste has
September 4, 2015
Foam Industry Seeks to Educate Public About Recycling
The foam industry is on a mission to educate Americans about polystyrene’s true environmental impact, and industry representatives hope to change perceptions about their product
November 18, 2014
Tackling the Polystyrene Foam Recycling Myths
Products made from polystyrene foam material are staple items in many industries. From restaurants to hospitals to shipping companies to school and work systems, chances