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(New York Daily News)   Today's code word for NYC Mayor "I want to control everyone's life" is: styrofoam... say it, styrofoam. Honestly don't you minions drink from crystal?   (nydailynews.com) divider line 68
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2013-06-13 07:23:08 AM
I'm no fan of his stronghand tactics, but...

There is nothing good about styrofoam use, and if your personal freedom hinges on styrofoam cups, you've got larger problems to address.
 
2013-06-13 07:25:12 AM
This clusterfark of a headline is a green? I hate Bloomberg as much as anyone who doesn't like wealthy business men bribing a corrupt city council all for an extra term but even this is crappy.
 
2013-06-13 07:26:18 AM
Also, "minions" subby? Peons, maybe, or Plebians.
 
2013-06-13 07:37:28 AM
I drink from goblets made out of the skulls of my enemies
 
2013-06-13 07:42:11 AM

Aarontology: I drink from goblets made out of the skulls of my enemies


I make snifters.  I don't like stemware.
 
2013-06-13 07:42:40 AM

LasersHurt: I'm no fan of his stronghand tactics, but...

There is nothing good about styrofoam use, and if your personal freedom hinges on styrofoam cups, you've got larger problems to address.


First the come for styrofoam.

Next, the BPA plastic bottles.

/in before nanny state?
 
2013-06-13 07:43:35 AM

Aarontology: I drink from goblets made out of the skulls of my enemies


It doesnt get much greener than that.  +1 for your environmental forward thinking.
 
2013-06-13 07:44:39 AM
As a new yorker .... Good.

Fu#k styrofoam.
 
2013-06-13 07:44:57 AM
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2013-06-13 07:45:12 AM
I miss having hamburger containers that were thermally effective.

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-06-13 07:46:27 AM

LasersHurt: There is nothing good about styrofoam use


Light, cheap, doesn't conduct heat.  A biatch to the environment, no doubt, but let's not pretend there's a good reason why they're still in use.
 
2013-06-13 07:46:33 AM

The Muthaship: Aarontology: I drink from goblets made out of the skulls of my enemies

I make snifters.  I don't like stemware.


Wait, what?
 
2013-06-13 07:46:41 AM
Let's just go old school. It worked for 100,000,00 years.
 
2013-06-13 07:47:00 AM
I'mma drink me a sodey from a 64 ounce styrofoam cup to show that liberal what for. Hmm? No I wasn't in the war, lost that foot to diabetes. Damn it's hot today.
 
2013-06-13 07:47:23 AM

JMacPA: Wait, what?


It's early, okay?

/tumbler
/I meant tumbler!
 
2013-06-13 07:47:30 AM

star_topology: First the come for styrofoam.

Next, the BPA plastic bottles.


lol i actually had this exact thought in my head when I read the headline... but in the end, styrofoam is pretty shiatty and not exactly necessary.

Let me put it another way:  Sure, you can use styrofoam... but you are responsible for its "disposal".  and by disposal, I mean you need to store it on properly zoned land that you own for the next million years.

Makes using biodegradables sound easier, eh?
 
2013-06-13 07:48:07 AM

GoldSpider: Light, cheap, doesn't conduct heat. A biatch to the environment, no doubt, but let's not pretend there's a no good reason why they're still in use.


Evidently I need another cup of coffee too.  Don't worry, it's from an environmentally-friendly washable ceramic mug.
 
2013-06-13 07:48:43 AM
Why shouldn't eateries be banned from using styrofoam cups? All it does is generate more non-degradable waste and styrene is possibly carcinogenic. The only downside I can see is that there needs to be a new way to see what eateries are really low grade.
 
2013-06-13 07:48:59 AM

GoldSpider: LasersHurt: There is nothing good about styrofoam use

Light, cheap, doesn't conduct heat.  A biatch to the environment, no doubt, but let's not pretend there's a good reason why they're still in use.


We have new materials we can use that get the job done just as well. Maybe it's not quite as cheap, but I'd think the tiny offset in price now is worth stopping the environmental damage (which we'll have to deal with later).
 
2013-06-13 07:49:01 AM
Styrofoam must really be cheap, because it seems like cardboard cups would be far preferable.  They're biodegradable, recyclable, and take up less room because they aren't as thick.

On a side-note, my 10-year old daughter raised over $1000 last weekend for Alex's Lemonade Stand and we gave out all the lemonade in dollar store styrofoam cups.  :-\
 
2013-06-13 07:50:28 AM
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Okay let's try again:

Let's go old school ..work for a hundred thousand years.
 
2013-06-13 07:51:40 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: I miss having hamburger containers that were thermally effective.

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 400x300]


I bet you got yourself a 1967 Cadillac, El Dorado convertible Hot pink with whaleskin hub caps and all leather cow interior And big brown baby seal eyes for headlights, don't you?
 
mhd
2013-06-13 07:53:08 AM

Dr.Mxyzptlk.: Let's go old school ..work for a hundred thousand years.


i.imgur.com
 
2013-06-13 07:53:19 AM

theknuckler_33: Styrofoam must really be cheap, because it seems like cardboard cups would be far preferable.  They're biodegradable, recyclable, and take up less room because they aren't as thick.

On a side-note, my 10-year old daughter raised over $1000 last weekend for Alex's Lemonade Stand and we gave out all the lemonade in dollar store styrofoam cups.  :-\


Make sure you let your daughter know that she is part of the problem, then.

/ jk
 
2013-06-13 07:59:45 AM
Styrofoam cups?  I'd ban the use of styrofoam for all packaging when I'm king. There's just so many other technologies now that involve using shaped recycled paper.

And it's not even an environmental thing. The whole process of trying to clean up all those tiny electro-static ball that always break off the styrofoam packaging....GRRRR! Destroyin' my freedom!
 
2013-06-13 08:00:23 AM
Can we just let NYC secede from the union already.  The rest of the country doesn't need it.

/Just stating what would be said if this story came from the south.
 
2013-06-13 08:01:10 AM

The Muthaship: JMacPA: Wait, what?

It's early, okay?

/tumbler
/I meant tumbler!


To be fair, a skull snifter would be pretty badass.
 
2013-06-13 08:05:31 AM

JMacPA: To be fair, a skull snifter would be pretty badass.


Now I want Courvoisier....
 
2013-06-13 08:05:51 AM

Tom_Slick: Can we just let NYC secede from the union already.  The rest of the country doesn't need it.

/Just stating what would be said if this story came from the south.


I'd love it.  Then we could go to war with them and whoop their candy asses in order to annex their delis (the only good thing about that Godforsaken city).
 
2013-06-13 08:11:13 AM

Alonjar: Let me put it another way: Sure, you can use styrofoam... but you are responsible for its "disposal". and by disposal, I mean you need to store it on properly zoned land that you own for the next million years.


Or, how about recycling it?

Polystyrene IS recyclable, and it is a useful material. However, there don't seem to be many recycling plants set up to handle it. How about we fix that and then we can have the best of both worlds: a very useful material and a lower environmental impact.
 
2013-06-13 08:11:13 AM
Herr Bloomberg commands it! (Wonder when he's going to grow the little mustache?)
 
2013-06-13 08:16:56 AM
As long as they can still use polystyrene.
 
2013-06-13 08:20:27 AM
the argument (if we can call it such)
of
"its such a minor issue, omg why should you care if its done"

does that have a name
 
2013-06-13 08:21:55 AM

bindlestiff2600: the argument (if we can call it such)
of
"its such a minor issue, omg why should you care if its done"

does that have a name


Assicus Ouchicus
 
2013-06-13 08:26:14 AM
The whole concept of a "disposable society" was dreamed up in the last century, took off in the 1950's, and is still screwing us today.

If it goes in the trash, it should be compostable. Otherwise, we probably shouldn't use it. I understand the incredible versatility of plastics, but they are now everywhere - all over land and in the oceans. 90% of this is stuff that gets used once. If it's made durable, it should be used over and over. If it's made destructible, it should be destructible by natural forces without harm to the environment. These rules should be laws, more or less. The fact that we allow this stuff to keep being produced only to become trash shows how damn stupid we are, collectively.

The "disposable society" is great for capitalism but is poison in the long run. It's farking stupid. Maybe we should try something that makes more sense?
 
2013-06-13 08:27:03 AM
untill corrected i shall try to remember and use that
 
2013-06-13 08:31:17 AM
You still have styrofoam cups in the US? Does McD still have those styrofoam containers for burgers over there too?
 
2013-06-13 08:32:01 AM
It's amazing to me how much of a control freak Bloomberg is. What's more amazing is how he gets elected over and over again. I used to love NYC back in the 70's thru 90's but now I don't even recognize the place. If that's progress then we have turned into sheep. I didn't fight a war to protect a nanny state and people should be angry with this.
 
2013-06-13 08:32:06 AM
I drink from ruby slippers dipped in chocolate and covered in sprinkles, thank you.
 
2013-06-13 08:32:47 AM

mamoru: Alonjar: Let me put it another way: Sure, you can use styrofoam... but you are responsible for its "disposal". and by disposal, I mean you need to store it on properly zoned land that you own for the next million years.

Or, how about recycling it?

Polystyrene IS recyclable, and it is a useful material. However, there don't seem to be many recycling plants set up to handle it. How about we fix that and then we can have the best of both worlds: a very useful material and a lower environmental impact.


Or we can ban it and have no environmental impact, and save the energy required to recycle it.
 
2013-06-13 08:35:41 AM

DesertMP: I didn't fight a war to protect a nanny state


You fought a war because you were told to. Your personal motivation never mattered.
 
2013-06-13 08:36:08 AM

LasersHurt: I'm no fan of his stronghand

arm, strong arm tactics, but...

There is nothing good about styrofoam use, and if your personal freedom hinges on styrofoam cups, you've got larger problems to address.


Or you could move to Montana who's national identity hinges on an area code (personally I didn't realize there were phones there).  They would fit right in.
Now that we have a greater understanding of the properties of Styro and it's chemical components, we'd be well advised to eschew it's further use.
No white wine or Brie was harmed in the construction of the foregoing commentary.

Lets see now . . . I don't think I offended the "Save the Puffins" people yet . . . ducks, runs for cover from the "No Background Checks EVAR" people
 
2013-06-13 08:41:09 AM

lucksi: You still have styrofoam cups in the US? Does McD still have those styrofoam containers for burgers over there too?


McDonald's and most chain fast food places stopped using the burger containers 20 years ago, but Styrofoam cups are still used by most fast food places, coffee stands, mom and pop take out places, ramen noodle companies etc.
 
2013-06-13 08:48:07 AM
Great news!  That stuff weakens me.
 
2013-06-13 09:06:59 AM
Why any one would want to live in New York at this point baffles me.
 
2013-06-13 09:11:34 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: I miss having hamburger containers that were thermally effective.

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 400x300]


That was the best damned sandwich that McD's has ever had IMHO.
 
mhd
2013-06-13 09:13:18 AM

MDGeist: Why any one would want to live in New York at this point baffles me.


I've heard that achievements in NYC are in strong correlation with international success. Same goes for relief of light depression caused by a quasi-rural upbringing and/or residence.
 
2013-06-13 09:17:52 AM

adamatari: The whole concept of a "disposable society" was dreamed up in the last century, took off in the 1950's, and is still screwing us today.

If it goes in the trash, it should be compostable. Otherwise, we probably shouldn't use it. I understand the incredible versatility of plastics, but they are now everywhere - all over land and in the oceans. 90% of this is stuff that gets used once. If it's made durable, it should be used over and over. If it's made destructible, it should be destructible by natural forces without harm to the environment. These rules should be laws, more or less. The fact that we allow this stuff to keep being produced only to become trash shows how damn stupid we are, collectively.

The "disposable society" is great for capitalism but is poison in the long run. It's farking stupid. Maybe we should try something that makes more sense?


Bears repeating, over and over and over again.
 
2013-06-13 09:18:48 AM

Tom_Slick: Can we just let NYC secede from the union already.  The rest of the country doesn't need it.

/Just stating what would be said if this story came from the south.


If this story was from the south it would read more along the lines of:

Alabama passes anti Bloomberg bill, demands styrofoam in every large sugary drink.
 
2013-06-13 09:24:59 AM

theknuckler_33: Styrofoam must really be cheap, because it seems like cardboard cups would be far preferable.  They're biodegradable, recyclable, and take up less room because they aren't as thick.

On a side-note, my 10-year old daughter raised over $1000 last weekend for Alex's Lemonade Stand and we gave out all the lemonade in dollar store styrofoam cups.  :-\


Polystyrene is recyclable, but waxed cardboard (not really wax, usually polyethelene) really isn't.
Containers that have food residue on them, even pizza grease isn't recycled. Yeah, those pizza boxes you put in the recycling bin wind up in the landfill. Luckily, most of those are just regular cardboard, so they biodegrade like any other paper.
 
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