Why is polystyrene a problem for our recycling system?

When polystyrene is incorrectly put in a recycling bin at home and goes in a recycling truck, it easily breaks up into small pieces. Small pieces of polystyrene cannot be sorted at a recycling facility and contaminate the other recyclables.

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