Foam #6 Information

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Foam and Paper Scientific Studies

There are common thoughts about paper foodservice products. Learn more about the manufacturing process for a couple foodservice products to determine which product is right for you.

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PS Health & Safety

There is misinformation circulating about polystyrene (PS) foodservice packaging, considering what a common product it is. We've addressed concerns about health and safety beyond the basics.

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Truth About Styrene

Styrene is a clear, naturally-occurring liquid that is also used to make thousands of everyday products. It is sometimes confused with polystyrene. Learn the truth about styrene.

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Additional Resources

Information on Styrene

You Know Styrene
A resource for consumers, employees and communities
www.youknowstyrene.org

International Styrene
Industry Forum
www.styreneforum.org

The Styrene Information
and Research Center
www.styrene.org

Sustainability

Sustainable Packaging Coalition
www.sustainablepackaging.org

Polystyrene & Polystyrene Packaging Industry

Plastics Foodservice Packaging Group
plastics.americanchemistry.com/pfpg/

Plastics Issues, United States

Society of the Plastics Industry
www.plasticsindustry.org

American Chemistry Council (ACC)
www.americanchemistry.com
www.plasticsresource.com
www.plasticsinfo.org

Polystyrene Recycling & Reuse, United States

Plastic Loose-Fill Council
1-800-828-2214
www.loosefillpackaging.com

Plastics Issues, Canada

Canadian Plastics
Industry Association (CPIA)
L'Association canadienne
de l'industry des plastiques
www.cpia.ca

Plastics Issues, Europe

Association of Plastic
Manufacturers in Europe
www.plasticseurope.org

Plastics Issues, Australia

Plastics and Chemicals Industry
www.pacia.org.au

Foodservice & Packaging Products

Foodservice and
Packaging Institute
www.fpi.org

Keep America Beautiful
www.kab.org

Plastics Impact on Your Life: Other Sources of Information

Polystyrene

Plastics

Recycling/Source Reduction

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