Recently a young inventor by the name of Ashton Cofer and his friends discovered a way to turn Styrofoam waste into activated carbon which is what is used in many water filters and air filters. But with each great success there is always a story. This story started a few months ago when his friends were on vacation and they noticed all the Styrofoam waste on the beaches and they wondered why it wasn't being recycled. They did some research and they discovered that Styrofoam is actually not recyclable. It is very expensive to break down and it has even been banned to manufacture in many states in the U.S. With all this waste on the beach they wanted to create a way to keep using the Styrofoam in a way that could be beneficial or useful.