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San Francisco Just Issued The Country’s Broadest Ban On Styrofoam

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 07.05.2016 | Impact

San Francisco just took a major step to save the environment. The city’s Board of Supervisors unanimously passed an ordinance to ban the sale of pol...

Miami-Dade Bans Styrofoam From Parks, Beaches

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 06.09.2016 | Impact

Miami-Dade County has banned Styrofoam from its outdoor areas despite efforts from Florida lawmakers to keep the controversial material around. Under ...

Chik-fil-A Full of It: Styrene is not Green

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 01.14.2017 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Has the Chik-fil-A "We make Benches out of our Styrofoam cups" ad appeared on your social media yet? When it hit mine, I had to respond to Chik-Fil-A publicly so they don't get away with this misleading polystyrene propaganda.

WATCH: The Metal That's 100 Times Lighter Than Styrofoam

Vocativ | Adam Goldberg | Posted 10.26.2015 | Science

Metallic microlattice is the lightest material known to science. It’s 99.9% air by volume and 100 times lighter than Styrofoam....

Banning Styrofoam, Managing Our Waste, and Promoting Sustainability

Steven Cohen | Posted 03.14.2015 | Green
Steven Cohen

The public's increased awareness of the environmental impact of material disposal has led to support for measures such as New York's styrofoam ban. It has also led to a certain amount of moralizing and anti-consumption ideology that, in my view, is less useful.

Jaime Scholnick and Sandra Low: Of Cheese-Wiz and Polystyrene

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 11.25.2014 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

Love, hate, pleasure, fascination. These are the shared conceptual territories explored in the stylistically disparate practices of painter Sandra Low and painter/sculptor Jaime Scholnick -- showing together for the first time at the Rio Hondo College Art Gallery in Cultural Gumbo.

The Surprising Material Your Next Home Could Be Made Out Of

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 09.24.2014 | HuffPost Home

Environmentalists have long opposed the use of Styrofoam in the food service sector, going as far as banning it in cities like New York. But the virtu...

Kate Sheppard

House Democrats Lobby Leadership To Ditch Foam Packaging | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Fifty-nine Democrats are rallying once again to get House leadership to toss the polystyrene packaging used in congressional cafeteria...

Kate Sheppard

House Of Representatives Gives D.C. The Big Foam Finger | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Monday, the House of Representatives was back in session for the first time since its August recess. Its Longworth cafeteria offered ...

Kids Stoppin' Styrofoam at Dunkin' Donuts

Ted Wells | Posted 07.27.2014 | Green
Ted Wells

There are so many reasons why Dunkin' Donuts shouldn't use styrofoam cups. It's bad for the environment, it's bad for animals, and it causes human health issues.

Paper or Foam -- For Your Take-Out Cup, That Is?

Paul Alexander | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics
Paul Alexander

Go into Jamba Juice today and you'll find something new. Your drink will be served in a specially designed double-walled paper cup.

Communal Meals Without Plastic

Rabbi Mary Zamore | Posted 03.17.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Mary Zamore

This week, throughout the world, synagogues and Jewish Community Centers will gather to mark Tu B'shevat, the birthday of the trees, by holding specia...

LA Unified School District Bans Foam Lunch Trays: Superintendent Cites Environment and Health of Students

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 10.29.2012 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

The students took collective action to request a ban on polystyrene food trays after they learned during a class trip to a Los Angeles recycling center that food contaminated polystyrene does not get recycled; instead it goes straight to the dump.

Plastic Money: Under the Influence of Styrofoam

Matthew Spiegl | Posted 07.09.2012 | Green
Matthew Spiegl

Delaying the citywide ban on Styrofoam is an act of urban cowardice. It is not only a betrayal of the environment, but of the people as well.

10,000 Publix Shoppers Demand Change

Posted 12.22.2011 | Miami

After Maura O'Donnell's husband came home from Publix for "nth" time with fruits and veggies on Styrofoam trays, she thought, "Why am I yelling at him...

Elise Foley

Former Koch Exec Supplying House's New Styrofoam Cups | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Koch Industries executive George Wurtz owns WinCup, which supplies the styrofoam cups now littering the building following the Ho...

Life Cycle: Styrofoam: Mark of the Plastic Beast

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Simran Sethi

Life Cycle is a series of posts that looks at the life and death of everyday things. Your Styrofoam lunch container of Mooshu pork is labeled with...

Eco-Dilemma: When Organic Eggs Are Sold In Styrofoam

Modern Eco Homes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

I was in the store yesterday picking up some of my favorite organic foods and found myself in an interesting environmental and organic dilemma. I n...

Replacing Styrofoam With Fungi, But Can It Scale? | Laura Shin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Now, the company he founded with classmate Gavin McIntyre -- Ecovative Design -- is angling to provide not just a mass-market, organic insulation mate...

Styrofoam Statue Of Liberty Draws Outrage From Environmentalists

Earthfirst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Perhaps it's a fitting tribute to a country that wore the 'Biggest Polluter' crown for so long: a 130-foot, 50,000-lb replica of the Statue of Liberty...