Photos of Polystyrene Litter

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Photos of Polystyrene Litter

Polystyrene comes in two forms:

  1. Rigid which is naturally clear but can be dyed. Used for lids, straws and utensils.
  2. Foam which is naturally white but can also be dyed. Used for cups, clamshells, and packaging material.

Coots using Polystyrene as nesting material

The foam looks like some sort of marine float. Also note the striped straw in the lower right corner. Taken near London.

Seagull eating foam packaging

Squirrel eating a styrofoam cup

Taken around Toronto

On foam packaging

Taken in Tolo Harbour, Hong Kong by See-ming Lee


Gray Whale Cove Beach, California

Styrofoam bits

The surface of a creek near Dune's Beach, Half Moon Bay, California