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Re: [GreenYes] Polystyrene Food Containers
As an organic gardener, I can tell you that this is far from organic and is not recommended for the soil. For aeration purposes, adding organic compost and using mulches to retain water is the best practice. I think that it would be better for the environment to properly landfill the polystyrene containers. It would be best for them to actually stop eating meat, which would reduce their consumption of polystyrene and aid the environment and commercial meat production is very environmentally unfriendly.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, June 28, 2002 11:12 AM
Subject: [GreenYes] Polystyrene Food Containers

We had a question from a resident regarding the polystyrene containers that
come wrapped with meat products (poultry, etc.).  The resident was wondering
if that material could be finely chopped and used for aeration purposes in a
home garden.

Does anyone have any information on the stability of that material over time
or its suitability for this purpose?



Jeffrey W. Aluotto
Hamilton County Solid Waste
Management District
ph:   513-946-7719
fax:  513-946-7779

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