Leonia Action Alliance ☰ menu
Let's Make Leonia Styrofoam-Free

Let's Make Leonia Styrofoam-Free!

What is Styrofoam?

Styrofoam (Expanded Polystyrene Foam) is a petroleum-based plastic material. It is used for disposable coffee cups, plates, trays, coolers, packaging material, and building insulation.

Top 6 Reasons to be Styrofoam-Free

  1. Health Hazard. Styrofoam contains neurotoxins and suspected carcinogens that leach into your food and drinks.
    Learn more >
  2. Environmental Hazard. Manufacturing Styrofoam is the 5th largest producer of hazardous waste in the US.
    Learn more >
  3. Not biodegradable. Styrofoam ends up in landfill and lasts forever.
    Learn more >
  4. Not really recyclable. It's difficult and expensive to reprocess used Styrofoam.
    Learn more >
  5. Styrofoam litter and waste pollutes rivers and oceans killing fish and wildlife
    Learn more >
  6. We don't need it. Let's join over 100 US cities and counties that have successfully banned Styrofoam!
    Learn more >

What you can do

Avoid purchasing an item with Styrofoam
Ask the store to use a different cup or food container
Participate in Leonia's Styrofoam-Free events, and spread the word