Styrofoam Facts

Styrofoam, officially known as 'expanded polystyrene', or EPS, is often used in cup-form as an insulator, or as peanuts in a package. Yet how much do we truly know about it? 

-In an average year, Americans use over 18 million miles of styrofoam.

-Despite the recycle symbol on styrofoam, the Department of Sanitation states it cannot be recycled!

Styrofoam isn't only dangerous for Flora and Fauna, it's also dangerous for humans:

-Styrene, an element of EPS, is a harmful substance that is considered a carcinogen according to research done by the National Research Council. Upon searching for styrene in humans, the EPA discovered styrene in the bodies of every single test study. 

Facts and Information Courtesy of 1Million Women,