3 Practical Ways To Reuse Styrofoam

A form of litter and rubbish is what is affecting the economy and as a result of this, I went out and sourced this information to provide a bit more value and provide education as to ways to decrease this amount of pollution. I would also like to thank All Axis Pty Ltd for their valued input into this article. If anyone is looking to have any work involving polystyrene or polyurethane with the added guidance of handling and disposals, we can highlight recommend this company.

The demand for Styrofoam has increased over the years with the increase in its uses. Styrofoam products include packing peanuts, disposable cups, trays and containers among others. However, it’s worth mentioning that most of the Styrofoam products end up in landfills, after a single use, as there is no way of recycling it as yet.

Read on to find out how you can reuse Styrofoam, and with it reduce its pollutant effect on the environment.

Styrofoam Packing Peanuts

Styrofoam peanuts are primarily made for use in packing. These can be reused for the same purpose whenever the need to pack and transport fragile items arises. If you don’t wrap things regularly, you can consider donating the Styrofoam peanuts to a nearby store for use in packing the items they sell.

You can also repurpose Styrofoam by using it as plant pot filler. The Styrofoam usually does not affect the plants, making for great filler. Using this as an alternative to stones also makes the entire container much lighter.

Styrofoam Trays And Cups

Styrofoam cups and trays form a large percentage of the Styrofoam we use. You can repurpose the cups, using them to organise your workspace by packing them full of items such as pens, pins, paint brushes etc.

Trays can be used at home or the same purpose, i.e. carrying light plates and cups and even snacks. You can also cut out bits to be used as shoe innersoles.

Styrofoam Coolers

Styrofoam coolers can be recycled in some ways. You can use them as compost bins, dumping your kitchen waste in there and getting fertile compost soil in return for use in your home garden. You can also use the container to hold plants; its lightweight nature makes for an easy to move alternative.


Recycling Styrofoam in the ways mentioned above will reduce the amount of waste making its way to landfills, and positively impact the environment as a whole.

I would like to once again give credit to Darren and his team for their great work in providing information for this article. You are able to find them at allaxis.com.au – Styrofoam Sheets or you can contact their All Axis Facebook .

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