Styrofoam Recycling At Home

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Posted 21 Mar 2017 in Application

From your coffee cup to your takeout container, styrofoam is everywhere. So, can styrofoam be recycled? Absolutely — and it’s good for the planet, too. But all that styrofoam recycling can be a hassle if you don’t live close to a facility. Here are some simple swaps you can make to cut down on your styrofoam waste:

  • Always bring a reusable coffee cup (we’re looking at you and your styrofoam coffee cups, Dunkin’ Donuts)
  • Whenever possible, ask for your restaurant leftovers to be wrapped up in foil or paper instead of styrofoam carryout containers
  • Donate your packing peanuts to a mailing facility (call ahead first), or reuse them for your own shipments
  • Purchase products that don’t use styrofoam packaging
  • Reuse styrofoam around your home. It’s a great crafting medium, and you can use it as a base for potted plants to help with drainage
  • California residents: donate your styrofoam to a nonprofit that turns styrofoam into sustainable surfboards

 

 

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