Try to avoid polystyrene (aka Styrofoam) for cups, plates, carry-out containers, meat trays, egg cartons and anything else that might touch your food. Not only is the material bad for the environment, but what you might not know is that it is also bad for you.
Polystyrene require petroleum to make, take eons to break down in a landfill, and can leach toxic chemicals into your food, specially when heated.
Polystyrene is marked with the plastic recycling code 6, however only some curbside pick-ups actually take it.
Choose a better food container for your health & the planet’s…like ceramic, recycled glass, paper or even safer plastics like numbers 1, 2 or 5.