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The foam industry provides thousands of jobs across the country and saves consumers millions of dollars every year.
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.
June 26, 2017
Polystyrene Recycling: What You Need to Know
As some states, cities, and communities debate expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam bans, misconceptions and false information inevitably arise. Foam opponents often argue that foam is
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
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
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,
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