Quick Thoughts on the Environment

Ever since I left Colorado behind and hit Kansas and the Midwest, I’ve noticed an abundance of styrofoam cups in place of paper. Now, I’ll admit that I don’t keep up on the news enough to know the most up-to-date facts, but last time I checked, styrofoam hangs around for about 500 years! A friend told me that there’s the possibility styrofoam is being made differently and, thusly, less damaging (and let’s face it, paper cups and the numbers with which we toss them out aren’t much better). Just a curiosity of mine, which may seem slightly hypocritical seeing as I’m driving 4500 miles in a fossil fuel burning vehicle for my trip, but I sure hope they’ve created a less damaging ‘foam. Anybody have some insight here?

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