Edmonds Styrofoam food container ban: What do you think?

Do you think that the Edmonds City Council should ban Styrofoam food containers in Edmonds?

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  1. The costs and benefits of this issue have already been weighed several times, and it makes sense for our long term sustainability to shift to compostable containers. The key choice here, as far I can see it, is to work with the business owners to wisely choose an implementation date, so that they can use up their current stock of styrofoam.

    Though I support this change, I hope this issue doesn’t take up too much time, or distract the Council from more pressing economic and budgetary concerns.

  2. Not until the budget mess is addressed appropriately for then next 3-5 years (i.e., more revenues), plus an acceptable container transition plan for businesses and customers. The substitute containers to date have be questionable in integrity, literally making a mess for the user. This topic is not a critical one @ this time.

  3. I think environmental sustainability IS a critical issue. The whole city of Seattle has managed to find suitable containers to replace styrofoam. Is it really that complicated? Lets set a date and make the change.

  4. How about doing something real good for the envirotment like a city wide recycling program? Like the plastic bag ban, this doesn’t really help. We need mandatory recycling.

  5. This is a simple solution to preventing styrofoam pellets from contaminating our landfills as it breaks down and lasts for decades. I don’t think any of us want that. It is an opportunity to teach our citizens, restauranteers and grocery store users that paper alternatives are just as effective and less toxic for us all.

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