With the Nation’s Toughest Ban, San Fransico Puts the Smackdown on Styrofoam - July 1, 2016
San Francisco residents will soon have to drink their to-go cups of coffee out of something else, because those soft Styrofoam cups will be no more. Original article from www.takepart.com by ~Gwendolyn Wu
"I just passed the toughest anti-Styrofoam law in the country, and we did it unanimously," Board of Supervisors President London Breed wrote on her Facebook page after the vote. "This is a huge step for our environment and health. San Francisco is on our way to leading the country on environmental policy—again!" See complete article here... read more »
Appalachian State University Eliminates Styrofoam from Food Services - April 18, 2016
Congratulations to Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C., which has eliminated the use of polystyrene foam containers in its campus food service operations. Getting rid of the material—more commonly known by the brand name Stryrofoam—was one of the university's goals as it moves toward zero waste on campus.
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New York City to Ban Single-Use Styrofoam Products
"NEW YORK – The de Blasio Administration has announced that as of July 1, 2015, food service establishments, stores and manufacturers may not possess, sell, or offer for use single service Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) foam articles or polystyrene loose fill packaging, such as “packing peanuts” in New York City."
"Department of Sanitation Determines Expanded Polystyrene Foam Not Recyclable"
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Senators urge New York City mayor to end single-use polystyrene ban
Recycling Today Staff
- "In January, de Blasio's administration announced that as of July 1, 2015, the city's food service establishments, stores and manufacturers may not be allowed to possess, sell or offer single-use foam items, such as cups, plates, trays or clamshell containers. The sale of PS loose fill packaging also is banned." ... read more
Styrofoam Alternatives for Restaurants
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