As a consumer who is very concerned about the protection of our planet, why in the hell should I even consider respecting this product?
* It makes hazardous waste. Styrene, polystyrene's main ingredient, was ranked as the fifth-worst hazardous waste producer in the United States.
* It destroys the ozone layer. CFCs and "newer" foaming agents used in polystyrene production cause ozone depletion and smog.
* It poisons our health. Styrene is a public health hazard; it is toxic. Studies show that styrene leaches into foods, especially hot liquids. Think before you drink your hot coffee out of a Styrofoam cup this morning.
* It kills wildlife. Sea birds in particular mistake polystyrene for food and die as a result of ulcers, suffocation and malnutrition.