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Should Styrofoam Be Banned In Your City?

(Photo courtesy of ecycler.com)
(Photo courtesy of ecycler.com)
By Tara May Tesimu

Are you willing to give up your to-go styrofoam cups and containers to make the world a better place?

Some major cities — including New York and San Francisco are making the move to ban the environmentally unfriendly product. 

“The only thing in the world that lives longer than cockroaches or Cher is styrofoam," said Christine Quinn, the New York City Council Speaker who supported the bill, according to the New York Daily News

Even if your city hasn't decided to ban the product completely, you can still find places to recycle the product through the Alliance of Foam Packaging Recyclers. 

Radnor Patch ISN'T About Radnor Anymore :( April 21, 2014 at 08:51 AM
Styrofoam should be banned until it is accepted as a household / business recycle item.
evelyn April 21, 2014 at 12:07 PM
Styrofoam is not something I make a choice to buy or use if I can avoid it. I despise the packing peanuts and feel certain that these are not disposed of properly by everyone. There are quite a number of people who do not pay attention to responsible disposal of "trash." This puts our environment at risk. Our health is also at risk. I am sure we could come up with a safer alternative. Lots of food and coffee chains have done so. evelyn
Gary April 21, 2014 at 01:41 PM
I can do without it.
William Keyser April 21, 2014 at 03:09 PM
Let it go.
Lorbee April 21, 2014 at 07:05 PM
I detest everything about styrofoam. I cringe when I see people using styrofoam cups, packing peanuts and really detest restaurants handing you one of those for your leftovers. Anything that you cannot heat up the food in because it is so toxic should not be in contact with food in the first place. BAN IT. It's awful.

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