Florida GoFoam

Florida has four major foam recycling centers and could support many more throughout the state.

Explore the economic impact of foam.

The foam industry provides thousands of jobs across the country and saves consumers millions of dollars every year.


Foam Across Industries

Education
A typical foam tray costs significantly less than a compostable tray – saving some school districts over a million dollars per year in material cost.
Healthcare
Most hospitals use polystyrene foam products to minimize exposure to bacteria and other foodborne pathogens.
Manufacturing
The PS foam manufacturing industry is dedicated to keeping costs low, increasing efficiency and excellence, and delivering solutions for economic growth.
Foodservice
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.
Small Business
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.
Shipping
Because of its lightweight structure, polystyrene foam is a preferred protective packaging for use in shipping valuable items.

Latest News

  • July 28, 2015

    Potential Foam Ban in Orlando a Burden for Businesses

    A new campaign among groups in Orlando could soon have local businesses facing an unexpected economic hardship. Leaders of the Orange County Soil and Water

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  • July 15, 2015

    Why Orlando Should Look to Denver for Foam Guidance

    An anti-foam campaign called “No Foam Zone” has begun in Orlando, Florida and is being led by Eric Rollings, Chairman of the Orange Soil and

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  • May 19, 2015

    Mayor of Hallandale Beach Sidelines Foam Ban

    Earlier this month, Hallandale Beach in South Florida proposed a ban on expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam. The ban would have included all plastic #6 products,

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  • March 11, 2015

    Foam Industry to Florida: Don’t Toss Your Foam, Recycle It!

    The foam industry is taking aim at its critics, seeking to educate Florida’s citizens about the benefits of polystyrene foam while promoting foam recycling across

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