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It might keep your coffee hot without burning your hand, but plastic foam – more commonly known as Styrofoam – is one of the most harmful materials around when it comes to the environment. This petroleum-based plastic has gained a lot of negative attention in recent years, prompting bans in many cities such as New York City and Washington D.C.

truth-about-styrofoam.jpg by Wheels For Wishes

(This article originally appeared on Wheels for Wishes. It has been reprinted here with permission.)

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