Styrofoam takes forever to biodegrade, it clogs up waterways, and wildlife mistake it for food and ingest it.
The state Senate in California just voted to ban the sale of Styrofoam containers. Restaurants and shops would be banned from distributing food in foam containers. Californian’s takeout and sodas will have to be sold in more sustainable, or ideally, reusable containers. Some 50 municipalities in the state have already enacted such bans. If the measure passes the state Assembly, it will make California the first in the nation to ban styrofoam.