Sure, that Styrofoam cooler is handy when it’s keeping your drinks cold. But once you’re done with it, the light-as-a-feather material doesn’t go away — it crumbles into chunks of plastic that clog waterways, threatening sea life for years to come. Mindful of the environmental ramifications, several South Florida cities have banned polystyrene products in the past few years, and Miami Beach banned its sale altogether. Now the city of Miami is poised to join them: An ordinance proposed by Commissioner Ken Russell would bar polystyrene products from city-owned parks and recreation facilities.
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