There have been stories circulating that single-use Styrofoam cups are actually better for the environment than paper cups because foam cups are recyclable. While technically this is true (the coating on paper cups makes them hard to recycle), this does not make foam cups better for the environment. Styrofoam is recyclable, but it's also hard to recycle, with very few facilities that can turn it into new plastic products. And at the end of the day, it's still a single-use product that could easily be replaced with a much kinder alternative: reusable containers.
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