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[–]Tom_Bombadil 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

Costa Rica has embraced melted ice, and warm beverages.

[–]magnora7[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

I wonder all the energy of making all that extra ice... vs the pollution of the Styrofoam. They probably made the right call

[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Assuming it's used disposably. Did they ban it as construction insulation?

Fiber glass isn't biodegradable either.

[–]lowrads 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Considering their reliance upon tourism, CR likely simply can't afford visible kinds of pollution. This is an economic decision as much as anything. Styrene products are simply an import, and a dispensable one at that.

[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

That's an interesting take, makes a lot of sense.