(ABC 6 NEWS) -- You deal with it many times each day in its various forms, and probably don’t even think about it.
But one of those forms is drawing some heated debate in Minneapolis.
"I've never talked to a market that was interested in taking Styrofoam in any of its forms," said Mower County recycling director Jeff Weaver.
But it's the doggie box you bring home from the restaurant that's drawing attention in Minneapolis, where a city council member wants to ban them to better protect public health and the environment.
"I would say that in a lot of instances there are good alternatives to using Styrofoam," Jeff Weaver told us.
Restaurants like the Styrofoam containers because they're light weight, sturdy and cheap.