MYTH: The microwave can melt polystyrene.

FACT: The microwave cannot melt polystyrene, alone. If, however, the temperature of the item being microwaved exceeds 212° for sufficient period of time, the heat of the item being microwaved can melt polystyrene.


MYTH: Foam is not recyclable

FACT: There are many recycling drop-off locations all around the world and more are being created every day.


Small businesses can’t recycle foam.

Yes they can. The Dart Recycla-Pak collection bin doubles as the shipping carton used to return the collected cups for recycling at a Dart Container or industry recycling facility.


Foam is filling up our landfills.

Foam foodservice products make up less than 1% by both weight and volume of our landfill waste. 


Use of alternative products is environmentally superior.

According to IWMB, “when compared to many alternatives, the lifecycle impacts of PS [polystyrene] products that are properly disposed or recycled are positive and should be recognized.”


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