Plastic foam or Styrofoam, as it is often called, is one of the most harmful materials around for the environment. Not only it is made from carcinogenic materials such as benzene and styrene, it also pollutes the environment when it's discarded.
Very few places recycle plastic foam, meaning that most of it ends up in landfills and in the ocean where it can be eaten by marine animals. Luckily, many alternatives to plastic foam are available.
This infographic outlines the effects of Styrofoam on human health and the environment, and suggests alternatives to plastic foam.
Created by wheelsforwishes.com
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