DC Ban on Single-Use Styrofoam in now fully executed, according to the fact sheet from DC Government about its ban on Styrofoam food containers. It indicates that alternative containers are available at comparable prices and styrofoam food containers are a leading waste product floating in the Anacostia River. See the fact sheet HERE on the Department of Energy and Environment website. An article in the City Paper in January indicated that there were few holdouts among small businesses as to stopping Styrofoam. So if DC can get EPS out of its communities which is about 3 times larger than Arlington with far more restaurants, then we can too!
Attend the Go Gaga for Green Event At George Mason’s Arlington Campus April 30, 2016
Look for Inga Middleton AND Miriam Gennari aka StyrofoamMom next to the Biodegradable Timeline. There will be an Original Picture Auction illustrating the problem from 5-8 PM The proceeds of the auction will benefit the Council of PTA’s Early Detection Program.
At the table we will table will ask the visitors to sign a letter in support of recycling all forms of post-consumer Styrofoam (EPS) A proposal will be made available for review and submission on how to create and support a sustainable styrofoam recycling program in our region DC/ MD/ VA. Let’s solve this problem and move ahead StyroSmart from here on out. Ask Arlington to invest in a solution now.