WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT STYROFOAM
Styrofoam is a trademark of the Dow Company, but the material itself is called polystyrene. Like so many other plastics, it's all around us - very commonly used in packing material in food trays and a wide variety of other products - even explosives such as napalm and hydrogen bombs!
The bad news is that polystyrene is manufactured from petroleum. It's highly flammable and a chemical called benzene, which is a known human carcinogen (chemical which can cause cancer), is used in its production. Polystyrene foam, used commonly as padding in appliance packaging, takes an incredibly long time to break down in the environment and additionally, animals may ingest it which blocks their digestive tracts and ultimately causes starvation.
Given the nature of polystyrene, it's surprising that such an energy intensive, oil sucking and toxic substance is allowed to be use as packaging for food; particularly for items such as meat where the food has direct contact with it. Nearly two dozen cities in the world have banned the use of polystyrene for this purpose.
Therefore, STOP USING STYROFOAM.
Why not make yourself a greener you?
Say YES to LUNCHBOX!
It is much friendlier compare to Styrofoam.
It has no impacts against our environments.
It can save energy by lowering the production of Styrofoam.
It is not harmful as lunchbox are not made from polystyrene.
There is no reason to be ashamed to bring your own lunchbox to school. Even if you are, please consider to use a plate instead of using Styrofoam.
Please kindly request one when you buy foods for the canteen.
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