Polystyrene is not recyclable
How can you say that polystyrene is recyclable when most communities in the US have no infrastructure to do so? Here’s what the polystyrene industry has to say: “The EPS industry developed a nationwide collection infrastructure of more than 200 collection sites to support recycling efforts. The 2013 EPS Recycling Rate Report shows that over 127 million pounds of EPS were recycled in 2013, including 72.8 million pounds of post-consumer packaging and 54.5 million pounds of post-industrial packaging. Over the past decade EPS has achieved an average recycling rate of 15%, one of the highest of the plastics family.” So 85% of polystyrene DOESN’T get recycled each year. Where does it go? You can probably answer this question.