Company to recycle foam cups donated to marathon
Lodi, California’s Dart Container is the sole provider
of recyclable foam cups for a marathon event to take
place in Lodi. Dart is contributing more than 6,000 cups
and collecting the cups to be recycled at its plant in
Lodi, where they accept used polystyrene foam products
for recycling at no cost to the public. Foam is ground
up, converted to plastic resin pellets and sold for reuse
as an ingredient in non-food service products.
From the moment that competitors register to the time
they cross the finish line, participants will enjoy water
and other liquid refreshments from 100 percent recyclable
foam cups, instead of wax-lined or paper products that
cannot be recycled.
Polystyrene can be recycled by:
Depositing your foam in a sealed, clear bag.
Rinsing cups and containers to rid them of food.
No straws or lids.
No packaging peanuts.
Put shaped foam in a separate bag from your food
Dart’s products are made of foam polystyrene, a versatile
plastic that includes cups, clamshells, plates, cutlery
and more. Often improperly called “Styrofoam”, these
products are recyclable and reusable.
The company is driving recycling efforts from its California
manufacturing facilities in Lodi and Corona to workplaces
across the state, and from its warehouse recycling centers
to consumers’ homes in curbside recycling efforts, such
as L.A.’s “New to Blue”.