Styrofoam does not decompose in the environment under normal circumstances. Much like plastic, Styrofoam is made from a polystyrene-based petroleum product that is not biodegradable. Plastic takes hundreds of years to decompose, and Styrofoam takes much longer because it is a stronger form of plastic.
Solutions: cardboard box
This solution was suggested by Hildegard from United Kingdom
cardboard box, re-usable, durable cups, end of food on the go, stop the march of obesity
Solutions: Recircle - the reusable way!
This solution was suggested by Jeannette from Switzerland
Takeaways sell washable foodcontainers, take them back, wash them and use it again and again, while you enjoy yummy food without leaving a trace!
Solutions: Bring your own.
This solution was suggested by Joanne from USA
We have a cotton shopping bag that always has two permanent plastic bowls with lids, metal flatware and steel drinking straws in it. So with typical American restaurant meals, one plateload usually makes two good meals, and we bring half of our meal home, without taking cardboard, styrofoam, plastic, etc.
Solutions: Boc' n' roll
This solution was suggested by Lucia from Italy
Boc' n' roll are a great solution to disposable packaging for food take away. You go the the restaurant, you ask for your sandwich, or other types of food, and ask to the waiter to roll it inside your boc' n' roll!
You can buy it here: https://rolleat.com/
Solutions: Stainless steel lunch boxes
This solution was suggested by Roberta from Italy
You can take your lunch box with you, to buy food with no need for extra packaging.
Stainless steel lunch boxes are lightweight, resistant, safe... and stylish! ;)