Foam recycling reduces solid waste, decreases our dependency on virgin resources, prevents pollution, saves energy, protects the Earth’s atmosphere, and models sustainability for future generations.
When polystyrene foam material is recycled, it can be used to make items such as garden nursery trays, picture frames, rulers, surfboards, and architectural molding. Foam is also far less taxing on the environment than popular alternatives that generate 181% more solid waste by weight than foam cups.
Americans have faced a challenging economic landscape in the 21st century. Hardworking Americans in Montana, Utah, and the rest of the Mountain West region still struggle to make ends meet. In times of economic uncertainty, every dollar saved counts. The continued use of foam throughout the area creates jobs, saves money, and benefits the region’s overall economy.
Foam is engineered for performance. Foam containers keep hot food and drinks hot – a plus during the chilly Colorado and Wyoming winters. They don’t burn your hands and don’t require corrugated sleeves. They also keep cold drinks cold, minimize condensation, keep carbonated drinks carbonated longer, and are less expensive than popular alternatives.