styrofoam

McDonald's To Phase Out Polystyrene Cups

Last week, McDonald's made an important announcement that has created waves in the green community – the popular fast food chain has announced that it will be phasing out polystyrene cups in favor of paper over the course of the next few years. According to Bloomberg News' Leslie Patton, the shift to paper across all of McDonald's 14,100 locations in America will take years, but the move is one that other companies have yet to initiate.

Clean Water Action: Styrofoam

Tell the California Legislature it is time to ban the foam.

Maine School Eliminates Styrofoam, Saves $50k in Recycling Initiative

In Portland, Maine [United States], Riverton Elementary School has implemented a new recycling program that has saved the school around $50,000, as well as eliminating about 50% of the school's waste. In an article published today on Bangor Daily News, contributor Seth Koenig reports that a recent concern regarding the longevity of styrofoam has also led to another important change in the District. According to the article:

No To Plastic Bags, Styrofoam

By Ellalyn Da Vera, The Manila Bulletin

MANILA, Philippines — Environmental groups on Wednesday expressed support for the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority’s (MMDA) plea for a metro-wide ban on plastic bags and Styrofoam.

EcoWaste Coalition’s Task Force Plastics Troy Lacsamana said it is time the rest of Metro Manila’s local governments, particularly Caloocan, Malabon, Manila, Marikina, Navotas, Parañaque, Pateros, Quezon City, San Juan and Valenzuela joined other municipalities in addressing plastic pollution.

Girl Scouts are Cutting Down on Styrofoam Waste in Massachusetts

By the Westborough Girl Scouts

In Massachusetts, the Westborough Patch reports that with the support of the Westborough Board of Health and the sponsorship of Central One Federal Credit Union, Westborough Cadette Girl Scouts, Bhargavi Ram and Kaleigh Wright, are bringing Styrofoam (Polystyrene #6) recycling to Westborough. They have been working on this project since the spring and have set a date of March 24 to hold their Reduce, Reuse, ReFoamIt! event.

Dinner: White Wine, Garlic, Butter, Clams and OH YEAH, STYROFOAM!

26023_381981261304_726696304_3836720_2734775_nBy Stiv Wilson. As a member of the 5 Gyres team back from an expedition to the Atlantic I'm no stranger to the horrendous fact that plastic is ending up in the marine food chain.

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