Polystyrene Foam Trays

True to its values, which include recycling and protecting the environment, Cascades has accomplished a major first step in North America by introducing recycled material into its EVOK® polystyrene foam food trays. Containing 50% recycled material, EVOK is designed for packaging fresh meats, fish, poultry and fresh produce.


By substituting a portion of the virgin material with recycled content, Cascades has reduced the environmental impact of its polystyrene foam packaging. In addition to offering food packaging that is just as efficient as traditional polystyrene foam trays, EVOK® products allow for a 20% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions compared with Cascades’ previous polystyrene foam packaging. Now that’s progress!

In 2013, EVOK has achieved a UL Environment claim validation for a minimum of 25% recycled content. With EVOK, good things come in friendly packaging.

In 2018, EVOK has improved upon that figure and is now manufacturing trays with a minimum of 50% recycled content!

Learn more about the lifecycle of foam trays and trays made from other materials in the Life Cycle Analysis from Cascades below.