Styrofoam was very common in packaging in the food industry, but now it is banned today. Many compost facilities do not allow the recycling of Styrofoam. It’s usually not possible to compost this material and it can be bad for the environment if composted. If this material must be composted it is suggested to break it down to pea-size or less. There are also special facilities that are dedicated to Styrofoam recycling.
- Styrofoam was once a common packaging for food but has been banned in most food services today.
- This is a disputed practice since the material may be dangerous in large amounts and food crops can potentially be contaminated by its various components.
- The product really isn’t more beneficial than other good sources of texture in soil such as pebbles, sticks and twigs, sand, commercial vermiculite or ground pumice.
“Styrofoam is simply fluffed up plastic.”