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.”