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On Monday we reported that not all of the plastic foam containers we see in the islands is imported — some of it is made locally. But most of the foam food containers you buy in a store aren’t from local manufacturers.
The plastic foam supply chain starts a world away.
Foam is made from the byproducts of refining oil.
Take a plastic foam cup, for example, says Michael Hicks, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at Ball State University in Indiana. “It’s almost certain that the cup you’re holding has oil from overseas,” he said.
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