05/11/2014 07:10:51 a.m.
For the seventh consecutive year, Dart volunteers in American River Clean Up; collecting litter from the American River Parkway
SACRAMENTO, CA – For the seventh consecutive year, with the help of Dart Container’s Lodi manufacturing facility employees, friends and family, volunteers collected 21,000 pounds of litter from the American River Parkway during the Annual Great American River Clean Up.
“Dart Container is committed to keeping our waterways beautiful and free of litter, and are proud that our employees share in that commitment,” said Michael Westerfield, Director of Recycling for Dart Container. “We’re honored to volunteer for the American River Clean Up for the seventh year and know I speak for all of us when I say that Dart is looking forward to participating for many years to come.”
On Saturday, September 20, employees from Dart’s Lodi manufacturing facility joined nearly 1,500 volunteers to pick up litter and debris from the American River Parkway, enhancing 25 sites over a 23-mile stretch of the river. During this time, Dart collected all #6 foam (often mistakenly referred to as Styrofoam) for processing. This #6 foam included cups, plates, and protective packaging foam, which is often used to protect electronics items like televisions and computers.
Dart employees who participated in the Great American River Clean Up also demonstrated how foam #6 products are recycled. Foam stamped with the chasing arrows triangle with the number six in the middle is a thermoplastic and can be recycled repeatedly. Popular products made with this material include picture frames and crown molding.
For more information on foam recycling visit, www.homeforfoam.com
About Dart Container Corporation
Dart Container sets the industry standard of excellence by manufacturing high quality, affordable, and safe foodservice packaging made from bagasse (sugar cane), paper, and plastic (PET 1, PP 5, EPS 6, and PS6) while offering exceptionally reliable service and responsible environmental practices at the same time. Our portfolio of products offer a variety of positive environmental attributes for our customers to consider for their packaging needs. Dart is also working to boost recovery rates of all the products we manufacture and is widely recognized as the industry leader in creating and promoting recycling opportunities for EPS foam #6. Dart is headquartered in Mason, Michigan. For more information, visit www.dart.biz, www.HomeForFoam.com, or call (800) 248-5960.