The Truth About Styrofoam (Infographic)

You know that awful squeaking sound that styrofoam makes when it touches just about anything? That’s a warning sound for us all.

During the holiday season, several items you purchase may be packaged in styrofoam. While you certainly can’t control exactly what packaging a company decides to use, you can make your voice heard by creating a petition to ban usage of styrofoam or sign a current petition.

Why might you want styrofoam banned in your state or country? It can take up to 500 years to decompose. Less than one percent is recycled. There’s a human health impact because styrofoam contains a known carcinogen, benzene. Furthermore, there are so many alternatives to the plastic foam that we can do without it. Read more about The Truth About Styrofoam in this infographic from Wheels For Wishes

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105 comments

Siyus Copetallus
Siyus Copetallus2 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

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Peggy B.
Peggy B3 years ago

It needs to be stopped as there are so many alternatives for that are safer.

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Sarah Hill
Sarah Hill3 years ago

thanks

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Jim Ven
Jim Ven3 years ago

thanks for the article.

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Jonathan Harper
Jonathan Harper3 years ago

Noted

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Lisa Zarafonetis
Lisa Zarafonetis3 years ago

I've been saying this for years!

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Roberto MARINI
Roberto MARINI3 years ago

thank you AShyn

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Maggie W.
Maggie D3 years ago

Thanks for the article.

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Megan S.
Megan S3 years ago

...Maybe my brothers phobia of Styrofoam isn't so ridiculous

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Anne F.
Anne F3 years ago

yep, my own mug and cardboard egg cartons are right at hand

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