The benefits indicating why we should recycle polystyrene foam are clear; recycling polystyrene foam uses less energy and conserves more raw materials. In addition, once recycled, polystyrene foam can easily be repurposed into useful, products such as building insulation and other structural elements.
There’s been no such spectacle yet this year, but Garland and members of the project’s team, who take a census of the monarchs three times a day, are holding out hope. The popular orange-and-black insects will be drifting toward this peninsula for a few more weeks to fill up on nectar before riding the winds that will hoist them over the Delaware Bay and on toward Mexico.
Crewed missions to Mars remain an essential goal for NASA, but scientists are only now beginning to understand and characterize the radiation hazards that could make such ventures risky, concludes a new paper by University of New Hampshire scientists.
Think of lunch trays at a school cafeteria, the container you get your Chinese food takeout in, your local coffee shop’s disposable foam cups. Also think of single use dinnerware such as plates that are not made out of paper. These disposable plates are most likely made out of polystyrene foam.
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) set out to answer that question, analyzing a year’s worth of New York taxi trips. They concluded that the total amount of time that taxis spent traveling could have been reduced 32 percent by shared cabs, with passengers riding no more than an extra five minutes.