Southeast GoFoam

Did you know there are 9 foam recycling centers in the South?

Explore foam’s economic impact.

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

Businesses and government facilities across the South East region – Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky – rely on foam. Alternative products don’t insulate nearly as well, they cost more, and in many cases, they generate more waste, while increasing air and water emissions over their life cycles.


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

  • November 22, 2016

    Polystyrene Foam Recycling Center Opens in Thomaston

    Residents of Thomaston, GA are able to recycle their polystyrene foam products more conveniently now thanks to Dart Container Corporation. The plastics manufacturer recently opened

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  • October 17, 2016

    Foam Ban Avoids Littering Issue in Charleston’s Folly Beach

    Folly Beach City Council has proposed to ban polystyrene foam from its shores in an effort to keep its oceans clean. A ban on EPS

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  • August 26, 2016

    Georgia County Awarded Grant to Expand Foam Collection Program

    The Foam Recycling Coalition (FRC), part of the Foodservice Packaging Institute, awarded Athens-Clarke County in Georgia a $29,000 grant to expand the county’s polystyrene foam

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  • October 5, 2015

    Industry Seeks to Clarify Foam Fallacies in the Southeast

    The foam industry has ramped up its educational efforts throughout the southeastern region of the United States, seeking to clear up misconceptions that persistently malign

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