Styrofoam in Hawaii
A 2009 effort to ban styrofoam on Maui failed due to cost concerns. Last year, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences added styrene (found in styrofoam) to their list of carcinogens. Earlier this year, large amounts of styrofoam were cleaned up at Kalaeloa beach.
Legislator Joe Souki, speaking for the American Chemistry Council, said during the 2009 Maui county council discussion on a styrofoam ban that “Simply banning polystyrene will not reduce litter. It just changes the type of litter.”
Via Good.is »