As I discussed the concept being batted around in California (that restaurants use biodegradable Styrofoam) people called in with differing perspectives.
The California State Legislature is considering a bill that would ban restaurants, grocery stores and other vendors from dispensing food in expanded polystyrene containers, commonly known as Styrofoam, by 2016.
I was not, however, expecting this caller… Apparently the thought that they could ban Styrofoam gets him pretty worked up.
The bill would exempt school districts and city and county jurisdictions if they implemented programs that recycled more than 60 per cent of their foam waste.
Restaurant owner Gary Honeycutt estimates he will have to spend more than twice as much on biodegradable containers if he is forced to switch. Because hot food melts through the cardboard, he said his Fresno restaurant, BJ’s Kountry Kitchen, will have to use two cardboard packages for every order, driving costs up even further.
What do you think of a Styrofoam ban? Job killer or creator? Do you still use plastic bags at the grocery store?