Some plates, bowls, cups and some to-go containers are made out of Polystyrene (foam). And why not? Foam is cheaper. Have you ever gone shopping at Smart and Final and did some comparison shopping between foam cups, plastic cups and paper cups? You’ll see quite a difference.
I on the other hand hand have stopped purchasing foam containers for parties and supplies even though they can save us some money. Polystyrene is non-biodegradable, which means it’s bad for the planet. Another reason I choose to skip foam containers is because I hear that warming food in foam containers can cause cancer.
So, if these articles I’ve been reading are accurate. Then, why are “Cup O Noodles” in foam containers?