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Kids Stoppin' Styrofoam at Dunkin' Donuts

Ted Wells | Posted 05.27.2014 | 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...

Styrofoam Ban Concerns Some New Yorkers

AP | JAKE PEARSON | Posted 04.17.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — Barely 24 hours after Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed an all-out ban on plastic foam food containers in the city and already New Yor...

Styrofoam Ban In NYC?

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 02.15.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Could plastic foam containers get 86'd from the menu of takeout food options in the nation's biggest city? A sanitation official said Wed...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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?

nytimes.com | 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...