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Re: [GreenYes] Styrofoam Containers
I should have mentioned that our curbside programs do
not collect foam - only 1&2 narrow necks.
Dart Container Corp has a plant in Leola PA which is
in Lancaster County...So when i'm on that end of town
for an errand i just drop it off...They have a 24 hour
drop-off shed.  I believe some of the Dart plants can
also recycle #6PS plastic...which is some takeout and
yogurt containers...Most of the dart plants will take
foam that is not rinsed - just has to be mostly free
of food such as chicken bones, etc...
Dart can be reached at 1-800-288-CARE.  You can also
mail your foam to dart and even though it is light,
i'm not so sure that it would be the way to go...But
in anycase at least they do give some options and
they're trying to be a little responsible with their
product...I still prefer compostable paper...
--- melissa terry <melissaterry@yahoo.com> wrote:
> that's pretty interesting that ya'll can recycle
> styrofoam in your community...it's definitely not an
> option for fayetteville residents. 
> 
> if you don't care, would you mind forwarding the
> contact info for the styrofoam recycling folks?
> 
> thanks so much,
> melissa
> 
> 
> --- "Stephen N. Weisser" <steve1092@yahoo.com>
> wrote:
> > 
> > --- "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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