Why Don't We Recycle Styrofoam? • Earth.com

Why Don't We Recycle Styrofoam?

09-01-2016

Why Don’t We Recycle Styrofoam? You might be eating your lunch out of one right now, or eating your lunch with one right now. Polystyrene Styrofoam containers and utensils are found throughout the food service industry.

The products are recyclable, so why does so much of this material end up in a landfill, and why have so many cities banned its use?

Sophia Cai has the answers in this week”s Speaking of Chemistry.

Credit: American Chemical Society

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