Dart in the Media

News Archive


June, 2017

Group isolates plastic-eating bacteria

City of San Diego Expands Curbside Recycling to Add Foam Food Service Containers

Total Project Incorporates Recycled PS with Virgin Material

May, 2017

NYC Restaurant Owners, Business Leaders, Environmental Advocates and Community Activists Voice Strong Support for Intro 1480

Start recycling polystyrene foam: A program would be a boon to New York City's small businesses

April, 2017

Dart Container Celebrates Earth Day By Volunteering For Los Angeles River Cleanup

February, 2017

Foam Recycling Available in Twin Falls

Hospital Goes Green with Foam Recycling

Dart Opens Three Foam Recycling Drop-Off Centers

Agilyx Shifts Focus to Solely Polystyrene

Funding Now Available for Foam Recycling Programs

January, 2017

Oswego Recycling Collection


December, 2016

Foam Recycling Continues in Madison County

Hampstead Residents Can Recycle Their Foam This Holiday Season

November, 2016

Five AF&PA Member Companies Recognized for Exemplary Sustainability Programs

Facilitating Paper Recycling - It Starts With Us

Dart Container Wins 2016 AF&PA Sustainability Award

Aggies recycled 16K pounds of cardboard during move-in weekend

Update: Redding to Start Recycling Polystyrene

Dart Joins the Recycling Partnership

Redding, CA Awarded Grant to Recycle Foam Polystyrene

Update: Dart Opens Foam Recycling in Georgia City 

October, 2016

Dart Container Opens Free, Foam Recycling Drop-Off in Thomaston

UC Davis Move-In Recycling Drive

Indianapolis leading the way in high-tech recycling

Saving Mother Nature one Styrofoam cup at a time

Paper coffee cups now accepted in Calgary's blue cart recycling bins

September, 2016

Resource Recycling: Study: More Canadians have access to film and EPS recycling

August, 2016

Athens-Clarke County, GA Awarded Foam Recycling Coalition Grant

Plastics News: Grant helps PS recycling in Georgia

APR Member Highlight: Dart Container Corporation

EPS box maker back on solid footing

July, 2016

Inside Science: Removing Coal Tar With Tiny Plastic Foam Orbs

Association of Washington Business: From Foam to Frames

May, 2016

Plastics News: Plastic-eating mealworms take the prize

Plastics News: Dart opens Chicago EPS collection site

Recycling Product News: Dart Container opens free foam recycling drop-off in Chicago

April, 2016

Plastics News Now: Subaru Shows off Polystyrene Reuse

Foam Recycling Coalition to Offer Polystyrene Recycling Grants

March, 2016

Resource Recycling: How Agilyx plans to process polystyrene

January, 2016

Residents Keep Styrofoam Out of Landfills During Citywide Event

Styrofoam recycling drop-off offered in NYC’s 5 boroughs

Pro-Recycling Group holds Styrofoam Recycling Day

Mulchfest, 'FoamFest' and E-waste event: Recycle Saturday

Pro-Recycling Group holds Styrofoam Recycling Day

Adams County recycling company first to accept Styrofoam curbside


December, 2015

P&R Paper Supply honored for sustainability efforts

City Councilman wants all foam recycled: ‘There is a strong, established and growing market for used foam products’

New York state Supreme Court denies reinstatement of food service foam ban

Appeals court denies de Blasio petition on foam ban

NYC Foam Ban Dead, Recyclers Applaud Court’s Decision

Dart Container accepts polystyrene foam in Dallas

Dart Container launches 24/7, free foam recycling in Dallas

Dart opens free EPS recycling center

November, 2015

David Enterprise- America Recycles: Six years of recycling success at UCD’s move-in day

P&R Paper Supply receives recognition for its polystyrene foam recycling efforts

More schools could make a difference in recycling: Guest commentary

America Recycles: Six years of recycling success at UCD’s move-in day

September, 2015

Sacramento Bee- Cleaning effort along American River

August, 2015

Northeast Recycling Council- Member spotlight 08/2015

May, 2015

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality recognized Dart for increasing recycling access

The Daily Transcript, San Diego, CA printed an OpEd that touched on foam recycling

Earth Day foam coverage

Resource Recycling.com NYC sued over EPS ban

April, 2015

Earth Day foam coverage

New York Times - Industry Groups Sue to Stop NYC's Plastic Foam Container Ban (New York)

AMNewYork.com - NYC styrofoam ban targeted by restaurant group (New York)

Star Tribune.com Lawsuit to stop NYC's plastic foam container ban charges politics, not policy, behind plan (Minnesota)

TribTown.com - Lawsuit to stop NYC's plastic foam container ban (Indiana)

JournalGazette.net - Industry groups sue to stop NYC's plastic foam container ban (Indiana)

BillingsGazette.com - Industry groups sue to stop NYC's plastic foam container ban (Montana)

KTRS.com - Industry groups sue to stop NYC’s plastic foam container ban (Missouri)

BeloitDailyNews.com - Industry groups sue to stop NYC's plastic foam container ban (Wisconsin)

TheState.com - Industry groups sue to stop NYC's plastic foam container ban (South Carolina)

CapitalNewYork.com - Mastro, restaurant group sue de Blasio over foam ban (New York City)

WILX.com - Dart Corporation Files Lawsuit Against NYC (Lansing, Michigan)

The recyclability of foam was referenced several times on Earth Day, 2015

January, 2015

City of Baltimore - January 16, 2015 announced their foam recycling grew 11%

Lohud, NY - January 26, 2015 reported success with the City of Yonkers, NY foam recycling program


November, 2014

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin (Southern CA) - November 14, 2014: Opinion Editorial on foam recycling

October, 2014

Lohud, NY - October 14, 2014 reported news of Yonker’s new foam recycling program

Fox, Tampa Bay - October 17, 2014: Tampa company finds niche recycling foam

Plastics Today - October 16, 2014: Story about a new recycling video on foam recycling

Canadian Packaging - October 14, 2014: A story about the formation of Foodservice Packaging Institute’s “Foam Recycling Coalition” and their new report on demand for recycled foam as well as the announcement of a new grant program for foam recycling equipment

Foodservice Packing Institute - October 9, 2014: Announces release of a report documenting the demand for recycled foam

Recycling International - October 6, 2014: Innovation boosts EPS foam recycling in North America

Plastics Today New video investigates the recycling of PS and EPS
By Plastics Today Staff

September, 2014

Solid Waste & Recycling: REPORT: EPS Block foam recycling up 35 per cent in 2013

Dailytoreador.com: Texas Tech University is recycling foam- Foam Densifier - Texas Tech

August, 2014

Hillsdale Daily News: Free foam recycling now available to Jefferson Township residents

Dart announced it’s partnership with Plastic Recycling, Inc. to construct a new facility dedicated to recycling dirty postconsumer EPS/PS from residential recycling programs:

July, 2014

Northborough Junior Women’s Club wins prize for polystyrene foam recycling project

May, 2014

One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure
Plymouth Foam
Plastics News Full Article

April, 2014

Winnetka Sun Times reports news about their new drop-off facility

Earthtechling Wrote a story about the myths and facts regarding EPS

March, 2014

Resource Recycling wrote an in depth story about the growth of foam #6 recycling.

Several media outlets reported the new foam recycling site- www.HomeForFoam.com

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Dart Container launches new website that seeks to provide opportunities for recycling polystyrene foam

—Recycling Today: Dart Container launches new website

—Mason Today: Dart Container launches new recycling website

—Plastics Today: Dart is on a mission to educate about foam packaging recovery

Chris White’s CARE placement at Baltimore Washington Medical Center received media attention

February, 2014

Paradise, CA has a new drop-off center for foam #6 (Including foam foodservice containers)

New Website Launched to Increase Recycling of Foam Food Containers and Packaging

Mason, MI (February 10, 2014) — To support the recovery of post-consumer foam packaging, Dart Container Corporation is proud to announce the launch of HomeforFoam.com, an educational website dedicated to informing businesses, city governments, and schools about how polystyrene (PS) foam #6 can be recycled. It also provides a list of markets for the material, a list of the environmental and economic benefits to recycling foam #6, as well as a list of locations that accept foam #6 recycling facility.

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December, 2013

Legislation will feature a Foam Recycling Test

Dart Drops Opposition; Amendment is a Step in the Right Direction

New York, NY – Today, Dart Container announced that recent recycling amendments to the polystyrene foam bill sponsored by Council Member Fidler, and supported by Mayor Bloomberg’s office, represent a step in the right direction by city officials.

As amended, the bill calls for a foam recycling test. A successful test will ultimately allow New Yorkers to recycle used foam cups and take-out containers in their residential recycling bins. In response to the amended bill, Michael Westerfield, Dart Container's Director of Recycling, released the following statement:

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The following media outlets published information about foam recycling for the holidays-

Studio City Patch: Have Yourself an Eco-Friendly Holiday Season

One News Page: Have Yourself an Eco-Friendly Holiday Season

November, 2013

The following media outlets published information about foam recycling for America Recycles Day- Long Beach Post: Learn What Can Be Recycled On 'America Recycles Day'

Highland Community News: Learn What Is Recyclable

ENVIROTHINK: Celebrate America Recycles Day today – don’t toss the recyclable stuff

Danville Patch: 5 Common Items That Many People Don't Know Are Recyclable

San Ramon Patch: 5 Common Items That Many People Don't Know Are Recyclable

Carlsbad Patch: 5 Things You May Not Know You Can Recycle

San Leandro Patch: America Recycles Day: Don't Toss It in the Trash, Recycle It!

Castro Valley Patch: America Recycles Day: Don't Toss It in the Trash, Recycle It!

Beverly Hills Patch: Don’t Toss It In The Trash – Recycle It

October, 2013

Orange County Register: Los Alamitos USD Students' recycling program a lesson in environmentalism

Los Alamitos Patch: Los Alamitos Elementary Schools Recycling Lunch Trays

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin: Foam Recycler, NEPCO, celebrates expansion into new facility

Curiosity Quest- Curiosity Quest television shows featuring foam recycling are currently being aired at various times in the Owensboro area on Cable 74 and DCPS Web TV

City of Montreal- Canadian Plastics Industry Association has announced a new foam recycling pilot in the city- Here's the link to the CBC TV report

September, 2013

Patch.com posted a story about UC Davis’ recycling of foam with Dart during their move-in day- UCD Students Collect 250 Pounds of Foam Over the Weekend

Dart’s Mason plant participated in a local highway clean-up program for the third consecutive year - Dart Container Corporation Keeping Michigan's Highways Clean

August, 2013

American Recycler reported a story about Torrance USD recycling their foam lunch trays with P&R Paper and Dart

Plastics today wrote a story about foam recycling

American Recycler wrote a story about a tour Dart hosted for the California legislature’s Inland Empire Caucus

July, 2013

The Sentinel Weekly and The Press Enterprise, CA wrote a story about a tour Dart hosted for California legislature’s Inland Empire Caucus- CORONA: Assemblymembers tour Dart Container to view recycling program

Renton Patch, WA posted a letter to the editor about a successful foam recycling program in the area

June, 2013

Recycling For Charities- Posted a guest blog on foam recycling

Torrance Daily Breeze, CA- Reported a story about Torrance USD’s foam lunch tray recycling program

Green of the Great Lakes aired an interview with Dart highlighting foam recycling on WJR AM760, WJIM AM1240, WJRW AM1340, WNEM AM1250, WKLQ AM1490, and WKMI AM1360.

www.1800recycling.com Posted a guest blog on foam recycling

May, 2013

The Michigan Recycling Coalition featured a story about Dart’s foam recycling success in their May 31 newsletter.

Plastics News- Reports on Dart’s foam recycling programs

Press Enterprise, CA- Reported a story about Riverside USD’s foam lunch tray recycling program

Union Tribune & The Star News, CA- Reported a story about Chula Vista USD’s foam lunch tray recycling program

April, 2013

Wall Street Journal- Reported news about Dart Receiving the EPS Industry Alliance Excellence in Recycling Award

KCRA TV 3 NBC- Aired a segment on recycling that featured the recyclability of foam foodservice containers

Good Day Sacramento TV CBS- Aired a segment on recycling that featured the recyclability of foam foodservice containers

Fox 40 TV- Aired a segment on recycling that featured the recyclability of foam foodservice containers

A number of California news outlets aired Earth Day related stories about the importance of recycling foam curbside

January, 2013

Village News (Fallbrook/Bonsall, CA): reported news about the recyclability of foam in their curbside programs

The Signal (Santa Clarita Valley, CA): reported news of the recyclability of foam


December, 2012

Fountain Valley Patch- Tis The Season To Recycle Your Foam!

Studio City Patch- Tis The Season To Recycle Your Foam!

Wicked Local Norwood, Reports news of a foam collection drive in Norwood, MA with Dart recycling partner ReFoamIt

San Diego Union Tribune- Foam Recycling Can Be Part Of Holiday Cleanup

Atlantic Journal-Constitution- Reported news about Lithonia, GA drop-off for foam

www.earth911.com wrote a story about Dart’s recycling partner- Weisenbach

League of California Cities published the following story in their newsletter- Foam Curbside Recycling Programs in California Communities

November, 2012

November Leola Landfill Gas Operation Expansion Ribbon Cutting

Tweets: Tim Stuhldreher @timstuhldreherLNP

Highland Park foam drop-off press conference — Full Articles

Milpitas PostFoam recycling underway at Newby recyclery By Ian Bauer, Milpitas Post

Sacramento Business JournalDart Container Helps with River Clean-Up

Cecil Daily.com reported – Baltimore’s partnership with Dart on a foam drop-off

October, 2012

Michigan Live reported a story about Dart’s donation of computers to Geek Group

September, 2012

For the fifth year in a row, Dart’s Lodi plant sponsored, volunteered, and provided free recycling for foam #6. This effort received quite a bit of media attention:

Dart partnered with UC Davis to provide foam recycling for new students during move-in week and received the following attention:

June 2012

Dart Opens its foam collection center in Argentina

Howard County, MD has partnered with Dart on a recycling drop-off program for foam #6

May, 2012

Valley View School District partnered with Dart on a foam lunch tray recycling program (Thank you Jeff Beaurain and Karri Taylor)

Salt Lake Regional Medical Center is participating in Dart’s CARE program to recycle their foam foodservice containers

April, 2012

Longfellow Elementary School, Long Beach, CA received national recognition for their green efforts which include a partnership with Dart

San Diego’s North County Times reports news about the growth of residential curbside foam recycling

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