Minneapolis Ban on Styrofoam Food Containers Begins

Styrofoam I pulled from Lake Harriet in Minneapolis. It is breaking into small pieces and could last forever!
Styrofoam I pulled from Lake Harriet in Minneapolis. It is breaking into small pieces and could last forever!

I am happy, it is Earth Day, and I am very happy that the city of Minneapolis took a bold stand on Styrofoam containers. Congratulations to Minneapolis for banning Styrofoam “To Go” containers. The ban begins on Earth Day, April 22, 2015.003
Minneapolis is a city of many lakes, many creeks, and the Mississippi River. Materials like plastic and Styrofoam break into tiny pieces and could exist for hundreds of years in these water bodies.

“It’s estimated that 10 million Styrofoam containers are thrown away in Minnesota each year. Styrofoam is not impossible to recycle, but is difficult to clean and far costlier to recycle than other, more sustainable containers. Styrofoam also contains potentially cancer-causing chemicals that leach into food, especially when heated.” City Pages
http://blogs.citypages.com/food/2014/05/styrofoam_officially_banned_in_minneapolis.php

http://www.kare11.com/story/news/local/2014/05/23/minneapolis-approves-ban-on-styrofoam-cups-containers/9513939/

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2015/04/22/mpls-businesses-brace-for-styrofoam-container-ban/

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