Hallmark Eliminates Styrofoam from Its Facilities

Dec 5, 2018 9:40 AM ET
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Hallmark is permanently eliminating all Styrofoam products used in foodservice in its facilities.

Styrofoam items, which don't readily decompose and are difficult to recycle, will be replaced by compostable paper and recyclable plastic. Emerging research also suggests that heating or consuming hot food in Styrofoam may have a detrimental health effect, so this move is two-fold toward the health of our environment and employees.

This move by Hallmark facilities of replacing Styrofoam containers with safer, more earth-friendly products, will keep more than 350,000 Styrofoam cups and containers out of landfills each year.

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About Hallmark

For more than 100 years, family-owned Hallmark Cards, Inc. has been dedicated to creating a more emotionally connected world. Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri and employing more than 30,000 worldwide, the approximately $4 billion company operates a diversified portfolio of businesses. Its global Hallmark Greetings business sells greeting cards and gift wrap in more than 30 languages with distribution in more than 100 countries and 100,000 rooftops. Hallmark Retail operates 2,000 Hallmark Gold Crown stores in five countries and Hallmark Home & Gifts sells a broad array of home décor and gift product throughout the U.S. Crayola® offers a wide range of art materials and toys designed to spark children’s creativity around the globe. Crown Media Family Networks operates three cable channels – Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and Hallmark Drama – in addition to Hallmark Publishing, the e-books division of the Hallmark channels, and Hallmark Movies Now, a subscription-based streaming service. Crown Center is a real estate development company that manages the 85-acre hotel, office, entertainment and residential campus surrounding Hallmark’s headquarters.

For more information, visit Hallmark.com.

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