Aarontology: I drink from goblets made out of the skulls of my enemies
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.
LasersHurt: There is nothing good about styrofoam use
The Muthaship: Aarontology: I drink from goblets made out of the skulls of my enemiesI make snifters. I don't like stemware.
JMacPA: Wait, what?
star_topology: First the come for styrofoam.Next, the BPA plastic bottles.
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.
GoldSpider: LasersHurt: There is nothing good about styrofoam useLight, 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.
AverageAmericanGuy: I miss having hamburger containers that were thermally effective.[3.bp.blogspot.com image 400x300]
Dr.Mxyzptlk.: Let's go old school ..work for a hundred thousand years.
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. :-\
The Muthaship: JMacPA: Wait, what?It's early, okay?/tumbler/I meant tumbler!
JMacPA: To be fair, a skull snifter would be pretty badass.
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.
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.
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
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.
DesertMP: I didn't fight a war to protect a nanny state
LasersHurt: I'm no fan of his stronghand
lucksi: You still have styrofoam cups in the US? Does McD still have those styrofoam containers for burgers over there too?
MDGeist: Why any one would want to live in New York at this point baffles me.
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?
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