Three Reasons to Stamp Out Styrofoam This Ramadan

Ramadan is approaching! Some of us are already getting ready. Our masajid are preparing to serve hundreds of believers on a nightly basis. Join the Green Ramadan effort to Stamp Out Styrofoam this Ramadan.

Here are three simple reasons why we should Stamp Out Styrofoam:

  1. Polystyrene foam, commonly known as Styrofoam, contains toxic chemicals that can harm our health and reproductive systems. These chemicals can leach into our food, especially when used in the microwave.
  2. Styrofoam is not accepted in most recycling programs and so ends up in our local landfill, adds to the huge litter problem, or ends up in the bellies of land and sea animals.
  3. Sure, it’s cheap, but that cheap, single-use cup, plate or bowl takes hundreds of years to biodegrade, if ever. We want our good deeds to last forever, not our iftar plates.

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Share this flyer with your masjid leadership and ask them to choose a healthier alternative this Ramadan. When you’re buying something for your iftar at home, forget the polystyrene foam, and use reusable dinnerware or a recyclable paper or plastic alternative. Join Green Ramadan in an effort to STAMP OUT STYROFOAM at home, at the masjid, at every iftar inshaAllah.

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