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Polystyrene- Pros and Cons of the Material

Polystyrene

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a study to examine the large ban on the use of takeout containers this past Tuesday. Sheila Kuehl stated that polystyrene, the sympathetic material that is used in many food service boxes, is usually so light that it easily blows out of trash cans, and from there blows into local bodies of water. From there, she says, it breaks down into smaller pieces that are harmful to both wildlife and humans.

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