I love take out food as much as the next gal, but not the Styrofoam containers that it often comes in. Aside from immediate health concerns, it sits in a landfill forever, long after you finished your meal and thrown it away. Below is an email from Drew Hudson of the organization Environmental Action, who created a petition on SignOn.org, the nonprofit site that allows anyone to start their own online petition, regarding his idea on the issue.
Dear MoveOn member,
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to ban plastic foam food packaging, because, as he said, it is “virtually impossible to recycle and never biodegrades.” New York must deal with about 20,000 tons of plastic foam waste every year, costing taxpayers and the environment. We need to support Mayor Bloomberg’s initiative.
That’s why I created a petition on SignOn.org to the New York City Council, which says:
Please ban the use of plastic foam packaging. It cannot be recycled and never degrades, making it an environmental hazard. Continue reading