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[GreenYes] styrofoam cups
where are foam cups recyclable?


--- Stephen N Weisser <steve1092@yahoo.com> wrote:
> The point that we're discussing is less disposables
> and more reusables.
> Foam cups are a plus that they are recyclable. 
> Paper cups if unbleached and
> recycled are a plus.  If paper cups were composted
> thats a plus as well.
> I'm curious if anyone has any information.
> I like what some CA cities have been
> trying...Compostables collection
> including yard/food waste and paper...I hope thats
> the direction we're all
> going in.
> 
> Steve
> 
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> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-greenyes@grrn.org
> [mailto:owner-greenyes@grrn.org]On Behalf
> Of Smith, Kathryn
> Sent: Wednesday, March 06, 2002 2:52 PM
> To: Laura English; greenyes@grrn.org
> Subject: RE: [GreenYes] recycled paper and styrofoam
> cups
> 
> 
> It sound like you need to talk to the cafeteria
> staff or food services
> provider.  Ask them to not put the foam cups out for
> students to take.  It
> is probably costing the school a lot of unneeded
> funds, in addition to the
> environmental issue.  Students should have to go to
> the cafeteria counter to
> ask for a to-go cup if they need one.  I bet a lot
> fewer students will take
> them if they are not out and up for grabs.
> 
> Does anyone know of a company that manufactures
> paper coffee cups made with
> recycled fibers?  That would be an improvement over
> styrofoam, if it's
> impossible to get people away from the disposable
> mindset.  Or at least get
> them to buy paper cups made with unbleached paper,
> so that it's a more
> environmentally friendly product in the area of
> fewer toxics.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stephen N Weisser [mailto:steve1092@yahoo.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 06, 2002 10:18 AM
> To: Laura English; greenyes@grrn.org
> Subject: RE: [GreenYes] recycled paper and styrofoam
> cups
> 
> 
> I attended an Earth Day/Week program at Millersville
> University
> (millsersv.edu) and I forget what their dining
> services did (or if they did)
> anything to encourage using glass cups...They had
> the same issues as you
> site, that I do remember.  Perhaps a club/student
> group could get on this
> cause and make posters or get some kind of campaign
> going.
> 
> Steve
> 
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> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-greenyes@grrn.org
> [mailto:owner-greenyes@grrn.org]On Behalf
> Of Laura English
> Sent: Wednesday, March 06, 2002 9:51 AM
> To: greenyes@grrn.org
> Subject: [GreenYes] recycled paper and styrofoam
> cups
> 
> 
> Wow!  I am very glad I joined Greenyes.  In less
> than
> 24 hours, I have received so many great ideas to
> take
> to my meeting with the president.  With the
> information I've received in hand, I suppose my next
> step is to find out how much we pay for the
> copy/printing paper (100% made in Brazil, by the
> way),
> as well as whether we have a contract with the paper
> company.
> As for the use of styrofoam cups in the cafeteria...
> I received the suggestion to convince the cafeteria
> to
> charge more for a drink in a styrofoam cup than a
> glass one; unfortunately that isn't possible b/c at
> our school students can eat or drink as much as they
> want at an individual meal.  Our housing and food
> plan
> pay for as much food as we want.  Another one of the
> reasons students use styrofoam cups (and plates and
> bowls) is that there is sometimes a shortage of the
> regular dishes b/c so many students take them back
> to
> their room with them.  I suppose that problem needs
> to
> be tackled first and then I can speak with the
> director of dining services about the styrofoam cups
> (maybe I can convince him to put a sign there
> encouraging students to only use the styrofoam cups
> if
> they are taking their drink out of the
> cafeteria--not
> ideal, but a step).
> Thanks again for everyone's help and great advice!
> -Laura English
> 
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