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Re: [GreenYes] Styrofoam Containers

--- "Stephen N. Weisser" <steve1092@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Date: Mon, 1 Jul 2002 12:16:16 -0700 (PDT)
> From: "Stephen N. Weisser" <steve1092@yahoo.com>
> Subject: Re: [GreenYes] Styrofoam Containers
> To: Bob and Camille Armantrout
> <bobandcamille@yahoo.com>
> 
> Reusable containers are always best.  Otherwise, I
> don't see the difference between a PS or PET plastic
> container and a polystyrene one.  Over those options
> I
> would actually prefer the foam one since I can
> recycle
> them locally.  Is it common for restaurants to use
> paper containers to pack food?  Again, I don't see
> much of a difference if it's plastic coated
> paper...But if it is paper that can be composted,
> that
> would be a plus.
> Steve Weisser
> Lancaster PA
> --- Bob and Camille Armantrout
> <bobandcamille@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Regarding Styrofoam Containers: I avoid any food
> > that is packaged in
> > Styrofoam.  I've seen this kind of packaging used
> in
> > the deli and
> > produce departments as well as the meat
> department.
> > 
> > A couple of weeks ago, I ate at a local restaurant
> > and asked for a
> > doggy bag.  The waitress took my plate and
> returned
> > with the remains of
> > my lunch in a large Styrofoam container.  I felt
> bad
> > but did the right
> > thing by not sharing my feelings with the
> waitress. 
> > The container was
> > already headed to the landfill and it wasn't her
> > fault that the
> > restaurant decided to go with Styrofoam. 
> > Fortunately, I don't eat out
> > often.
> > 
> > In the future, I'll bring my own, reusable
> container
> > to the restaurant
> > and hope they allow me to use it.  I'm aware that
> > restaurants have
> > liability issues (food poisoning) and may balk at
> > the thought of using
> > a container that has not been sanitized to their
> > specifications.  I
> > still have my Styrofoam "doggy bag" and will
> re-use
> > it 5 times before
> > sending it to the landfill.
> > Camille Armantrout
> > Makawao, HI
> > 
> > 
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