Can we finally get rid of Styrofoam?
Maine was the first state to ban the use of the harmful single-use product styrofoam. Styrofoam might be one of the worst consumer based single use products built by man. Often commonly used for gas station fountain drink cups, and temporary cheap cooler alternatives…styrofoam clutters our lives and fills our landfills.
Similiar to plastic, styrofoam takes centuries to decompose. With so much attention of plastic straws, why not shift the argument towards eliminating the use of styrofoam. Additionally, technology and innovation provide many alternatives to styrofoam. At least plastic can be recycled, styrofoam breaks apart to easily to be reusable.
The more I think about it, the more logical it seems that we should move away from using styrofoam sooner rather than later. We truly have no specialized purpose in the use of styrofoam, and it is clear how much pollution the manufacturing and distribution of the product produces. I hope other states adopt a similiar policy to Maine for the sake of maintaining the planet for future generations.