American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A trademark used for a light, resilient polystyrene plastic. This trademark often occurs in print in lowercase: "throw-away plates, utensils and styrofoam trays” ( Washington Post).
- n. a light resilient foam of polystyrene
“In this article and many others seen in both the popular and trade press, the use of the term Styrofoam is incorrect.”
“In his email from July 12th, Captain Moore describes how what we know as Styrofoam breaks down faster in the ocean and tells us of yet another danger of the floating plastic trash and its potentially devastating impact on species diversity.”
“Styrofoam is popular with retailers and wineries shipping wine because it cradles and insulates the bottles.”
“I have received wine shipments in Styrofoam and had to return the wine because the corks were leaking because of heat.”
“It's true: You'll have a hard time finding a more eco-unfriendly product than the material most of us call Styrofoam.”
“You'll have a hard time finding a more eco-unfriendly product than the material most of us call Styrofoam … Still, it may not always be the right move to switch over to ceramic or stainless-steel mugs.”
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“Plastics that are used in packaging fast foods, like expanded polystyrene, known for its Dow Chemical name Styrofoam, are made to be thrown away immediately after the food is consumed.”
“The cups are white Styrofoam, which is basically the same kind of plastic but filled with air bubbles.”
“For years, Feuchs, a Boca Raton, Fla., entrepreneur, has been touting a polystyrene (better known as Styrofoam) house that is cheap, withstands hurricane-force winds and stays warm in the winter and cool in the summer.”
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