The Young Activist Club is working to stop use of polystyrene for foodservice ware. Polystyrene (resin code #6, also known as styrofoam) is bad for the environment and our health as it is made from styrene, a known neurotoxicant and reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen. We are actively raising awareness in our community about polystyrene’s negative environmental and public health impacts and identifying alternatives. We are 3rd through 7th graders who have raised more than $10,000 to pilot a dishwasher at one school and are asking businesses to go polystyrene-free. Get involved! Take the pledge. Sign our petition. Friend us on Facebook. Support us!