Styrofoam-Chomping Mealworms Can Help Solve Our Trash Problem

Styrofoam: Cheap, convenient, and the bane of environmentalists. Americans throw away 2.5 billion foam cups every year, and the damn things just sit in landfills for millennia. Unless, that is, you sic a bunch of hungry mealworms on them.

Source: Styrofoam-Chomping Mealworms Can Help Solve Our Trash Problem

It’s interesting, but I haven’t seen styrofoam in a long time.  As we’ve become more environmentally aware, a lot less products are being packaged in styrofoam.  I hated handling the stuff, because it was rather brittle.  But my dislike for the vacuum pressed hard plastic burns far brighter – you’re almost guaranteed to perform a blood sacrifice with every item.

That said, there’s bound to be lots of styrofoam in land fills.  It would probably do wonders to sprinkle some of these mealworms over the land fill…

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