Are Styrofoam cups microwave safe?

Answer On One Hand: Chemicals Can Leach Into FoodMany consumer websites warn that microwaving Styrofoam food containers is dangerous to your health and can cause medical illnesses as varied as depression,... Read More »

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Is Styrofoam safe to microwave?

On One Hand: Read the LabelThe drinking cups and take-out containers commonly called "Styrofoam" aren't really Styrofoam at all, since Dow Chemical Co. doesn't make such products with its Styrofoam... Read More »

Who invented Styrofoam cups?

John Grebe invented the plastic foam cup using a material known as "expanded polystyrene," which he also invented. It is related to, but not the same as, the trademarked Styrofoam, or "extruded pol... Read More »

Are Styrofoam cups biodegradable?

Cups and containers made out of polystyrene (often referred to as Styrofoam) are not biodegradable. Biodegradable materials, such as paper and orange peels, break down quickly. In contrast, polysty... Read More »

Are styrofoam cups recyclable?

Styrofoam, which is made from a polymer called polystyrene, is recycled by some facilities such as the First Alternative Co-op. Recycled Styrofoam may be used for packaging. Some facilities reuse S... Read More »