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Kate Sheppard

House Democrats Lobby Leadership To Ditch Foam Packaging

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

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.

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.

Mushrooms Grow As Polystyrene Alternative

Wendy Gordon | Posted 06.24.2012 | Green
Wendy Gordon

Their mothers must be proud. The idea for their ingenious new packaging material, made from mycelium -- the hidden roots of mushrooms -- came from the fungus growing under their dorm room beds.

California Is for Plovers, Not Polystyrene

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 06.04.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

The hope in roping off sections of plover habitat in Malibu Lagoon is that we will be able to share the beach with our feathered friends and that the plovers will nest and reproduce.

Creative Ways To Recycle Packing Peanuts

thedailygreen.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Traditional packing peanuts are made out of polystyrene and are now color coded to indicate the origin of the material they contain. Polystyrene takes...