is how to get us all to participate in it whilst at the same time educating us on the complexities of it all.
Polystyrene is a rather difficult substance to recycle, so local authorities won't take it. It can be used as a soil conditioner if it's fragmented, and it has uses in the building industry.
With some waste materials the cost of collection and recycling can be too high to make it an attractive proposition for local authorities. We shouldn't automatically assume that because recycling is a good thing we are all entitled to expect the council to collect and recycle everything. Polystyrene isn't toxic as far as landfill is concerned, and it isn't biodegradable.