Polystyrene foam is recyclable in the communities with foam collection facilities. Foam manufacturers are dedicated to increasing recycling efforts in England and encourage comprehensive educational programs for consumers. The foam manufacturing industry supports sustainability, stewardship, and carbon footprint decreases in foam products. Additionally, polystyrene foam manufacturers innovate the foam recycling process for both food containers and product packaging. When PS foam material is recycled, it can be used to make items such as garden nursery trays, picture frames, and rulers. Because foam is comprised of 98% air, it only requires a small amount of raw materials to manufacture.
Foam products serve as an important part of Oxford’s economy, contributing convenience and value to the foodservice industry and its patrons. A better product for serving and transporting hot and cold food does not exist – foam foodservice packaging is strong and hygienic, and it insulates food better than the alternatives.