By | 2017-12-18T23:53:59+00:00 December 17th, 2017|Resources|

Health There is a surprising amount of misinformation in circulation about polystyrene foodservice packaging, considering what a simple and common product it is. CFCs Dart has never used chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) in manufacturing molded foam cups. CFCs are known to harm the earth’s stratospheric ozone layer. Polystyrene foam foodservice products are not manufactured with chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)

Myth vs Fact

By | 2017-12-18T23:53:59+00:00 December 17th, 2017|Resources|

MYTH: Use of alternative products is environmentally superior. FACT: Polystyrene foam containers consume less energy than paper containers, have lower atmospheric emissions, and contribute less to waterborne wastes than bleached paper products. According to IWMB, “when compared to many alternatives, the lifecycle impacts of PS [polystyrene] products that are properly disposed or recycled are positive

Foam vs Paper

By | 2017-12-18T23:53:59+00:00 December 17th, 2017|Resources|

Foam vs. Paper Insulation One of the most obvious advantages polystyrene foam cups have over plastic-coated paper cups is that foam insulates better than paper. Paper cup users frequently use two cups together for hot beverages to protect their hands, use a cardboard sleeve, or wrap layers of napkins around the cup. “Double cupping” an