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2021-09-22 5:14:47 PM  
I haven't seen a styrofoam cup in years. I thought the environmentalists got them banned everywhere.
 
2021-09-22 6:52:05 PM  
I guess it depends on what I'm getting for take-out. My go-to for example:

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2021-09-22 6:53:03 PM  
(mother nature breathes sigh of relief)
 
2021-09-22 6:53:34 PM  
Good. Styrofoam cups can't be recycled and break up into teeny tiny pieces. That shiat should be outlawed.
 
2021-09-22 6:53:57 PM  

Kalyco Jack: I guess it depends on what I'm getting for take-out. My go-to for example:

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I'ma assume those are made of cheddar cheese. With that assumption: want.
 
2021-09-22 6:53:59 PM  

Lsherm: I haven't seen a styrofoam cup in years. I thought the environmentalists got them banned everywhere.


I was handed one of the closed cell smooth ones last year and did a double take, figured they must have pulled it out of the back of a closet due to paper product shortages.
 
2021-09-22 6:54:20 PM  
I thought they were polystyrene.
 
2021-09-22 6:56:05 PM  

Nick Nostril: Kalyco Jack: I guess it depends on what I'm getting for take-out. My go-to for example:

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I'ma assume those are made of cheddar cheese. With that assumption: want.


LOL they're actually from molds you can buy and fill with any kind of cheese you want.
 
2021-09-22 6:57:13 PM  
For takeout? I haven't seen styrofoam in years. Hell, my city prohibits selling plastic utensils, so we get these bamboo utensils which are really kinda cool.
 
2021-09-22 6:57:37 PM  
we could learn a lot from the Canadian milk industry.
 
2021-09-22 6:57:53 PM  

Nick Nostril: Kalyco Jack: I guess it depends on what I'm getting for take-out. My go-to for example:

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I'ma assume those are made of cheddar cheese. With that assumption: want.


Knock yourself out:

https://geekologie.com/2016/12/how-to​-​make-cheese-shot-glasses-for-wine.php
 
2021-09-22 6:57:55 PM  
Until we run out of lemon-soaked paper napkins, I'm willing to tolerate it.
 
2021-09-22 6:58:03 PM  

Isitoveryet: we could learn a lot from the Canadian milk industry.


And that's just about whining.
 
2021-09-22 6:59:54 PM  
"Styrofoam Shortage" is the name of my Metallica/Menudo cross-over band
 
2021-09-22 7:01:20 PM  

Lsherm: I haven't seen a styrofoam cup in years. I thought the environmentalists got them banned everywhere.


Theyre still very popular in one particular state...


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2021-09-22 7:01:22 PM  
Good. I stopped ordering to-go items that are in styrofoam, and stopped going to restaurants that use styrofoam...moreso for the places that have no problems tossing freshly-cooked hash-browns/fries into a foam container, melting the foam and contaminating the food.

Shiat should be banned, especially since there are recyclable (not ideal, but slightly better) and compostable containers available.
 
2021-09-22 7:02:04 PM  
Good.

Fark that unrecyclable bullshiat.
 
2021-09-22 7:03:33 PM  
Yeah, put me in the "people still use that?" camp. I literally can't remember the last time I encountered styrofoam at an eating establishment.
 
2021-09-22 7:05:00 PM  

Snaptastic: Good. I stopped ordering to-go items that are in styrofoam, and stopped going to restaurants that use styrofoam...moreso for the places that have no problems tossing freshly-cooked hash-browns/fries into a foam container, melting the foam and contaminating the food.

Shiat should be banned, especially since there are recyclable (not ideal, but slightly better) and compostable containers available.


Right?

Like the environmental scourge is bad enough, but you're trying to kill me too.
 
2021-09-22 7:05:31 PM  

Nirbo: Isitoveryet: we could learn a lot from the Canadian milk industry.

And that's just about whining.


because they're always crying over spilt milk?
 
2021-09-22 7:06:13 PM  
Oh Boy...some ambulance-chasing stooge from Dow is going to have a fit.

I hope they get the Mad Magazine response again.
 
2021-09-22 7:07:57 PM  
Not only should styrofoam be banned, Biden should issue orders to the military to hunt down all people in the US who use it and capture them for gitmoing.  If they resist, have the military go full nuclear.

Problem solved.
 
2021-09-22 7:09:05 PM  

FormlessOne: Until we run out of lemon-soaked paper napkins, I'm willing to tolerate it.


Zarniwoop?
 
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2021-09-22 7:10:21 PM  
I'm going to assume that the editor at that news place quit...
 
2021-09-22 7:10:59 PM  

Dafatone: Snaptastic: Good. I stopped ordering to-go items that are in styrofoam, and stopped going to restaurants that use styrofoam...moreso for the places that have no problems tossing freshly-cooked hash-browns/fries into a foam container, melting the foam and contaminating the food.

Shiat should be banned, especially since there are recyclable (not ideal, but slightly better) and compostable containers available.

Right?

Like the environmental scourge is bad enough, but you're trying to kill me too.


The fark is up with this? I can't even count how many meals I've brought home that were farked up by something fried coming straight out.of the fryer and into the styrofoam box.
 
2021-09-22 7:14:23 PM  
Fun Fact:   Gasoline dissolves Styrofoam. The resulting paste is easy to light and gives a long lasting, napalm-like burn. Perfect to put on Hot Wheels and Barbies.
 
2021-09-22 7:17:39 PM  
If it looks like Styrofoam, feels like Styrofoam, and tastes like Styrofoam.

It's my penis.
 
2021-09-22 7:18:37 PM  

Lsherm: I haven't seen a styrofoam cup in years. I thought the environmentalists got them banned everywhere.


Not up here in Whitetrashistan aka western Wisconsin.
 
2021-09-22 7:20:43 PM  

Eat The Placenta: If it looks like Styrofoam, feels like Styrofoam, and tastes like Styrofoam.

It's my penis.


Username... wait.. I dunno...
 
2021-09-22 7:25:31 PM  
My parents would get take out from Rio Grande mexican food in Rockville MD.  We would drive out with our own cookie sheets and casserole dishes and walk up to the kitchen about 4pm to get the food and hour before they opened for dinner.
 
2021-09-22 7:27:04 PM  

Pecunia non olet: Eat The Placenta: If it looks like Styrofoam, feels like Styrofoam, and tastes like Styrofoam.

It's my penis.

Username... wait.. I dunno...


It confirms the poster has a rather wide sampling to compare flavors and textures with.
 
2021-09-22 7:28:40 PM  

AmbassadorBooze: Not only should styrofoam be banned, Biden should issue orders to the military to hunt down all people in the US who use it and capture them for gitmoing.  If they resist, have the military go full nuclear.

Problem solved.


Styrofoam still has uses.

I'm okay with expanded polystyrene used for house insulation.   Especially the blocks that slot together, you drop the rebar in, and it's a leave-in-place concrete form.

But all of the stuff that's going to get used for an hour then go to the landfill... that needs to be banned
 
2021-09-22 7:29:46 PM  

AmbassadorBooze: Not only should styrofoam be banned, Biden should issue orders to the military to hunt down all people in the US who use it and capture them for gitmoing.  If they resist, have the military go full nuclear.

Problem solved.


With all those potential prisoners you have lined up at Gitmo, nukes might be the only remaining option.
 
2021-09-22 7:30:27 PM  

Snaptastic: Good. I stopped ordering to-go items that are in styrofoam, and stopped going to restaurants that use styrofoam...moreso for the places that have no problems tossing freshly-cooked hash-browns/fries into a foam container, melting the foam and contaminating the food.

Shiat should be banned, especially since there are recyclable (not ideal, but slightly better) and compostable containers available.


The only submarine take-out here has a new owner. When you used to order a 12" sub it was wrapped in foil and delivered in a paper bag. Now the sub is cut in half, put into an styrofoam clamshell and delivered in a plastic bag. I don't understand.
 
2021-09-22 7:35:17 PM  

ranchguy: My parents would get take out from Rio Grande mexican food in Rockville MD.  We would drive out with our own cookie sheets and casserole dishes and walk up to the kitchen about 4pm to get the food and hour before they opened for dinner.


I was doing the 'double bubble' thing last year with a friend up in Rockville, and we ordered food from some mexican restaurant because of some 'support small businesses' thing that AmEx was doing. (Sorry, don't remember the name of the place.... It was in a plaza near Aspen Hill that also had an Urban BBQ)

I think for our two meals, we ended up with 2 clamshell containers, plus about 6 to 8 heavy duty deli containers of various sizes.  (Each portion of beans, each portion of rice, sauces, etc)

I washed and added the deli containers to my collection, but I that's got to be cutting into their profits
 
2021-09-22 7:38:03 PM  
Wait a sec! Are you telling me, that there are logistical complications with the paradigm shift of changing the method of putting food widgets in the hands of consumers ? I'm shocked! I'm shocked I tell you. This is my shocked face.

Someone should have warned about issues like this, like, a year and a half ago. I wonder if there were any posters warning about this. I'm drawing a blank...

Wait a sec! It's was posters like me! Now I'm even more shocked. This is my even more shocked face.

Stop being pussies and deal with you agoraphobia. Food packaging is made in countries like Honduras and China, far away from Califoniaistas wanting to save the environment and ignore the impact the outsourcing demands.

Just kidding. The robots will satisfy our needs and workers can fark right off.
.
 
2021-09-22 7:38:29 PM  

Isitoveryet: we could learn a lot from the Canadian milk industry.


Like how to never, ever package a product?
 
2021-09-22 7:45:34 PM  

Diabolic: Fun Fact:   Gasoline dissolves Styrofoam. The resulting paste is easy to light and gives a long lasting, napalm-like burn. Perfect to put on Hot Wheels and Barbies.


This motherfarker just jacked my childhood and put it out there for everyone to see.

/used to melt down those styrofoam airplanes when the wings wouldn't stay in anymore, and toothpicks wouldn't hold them together.
//also used model rocket engines in lego cars to make rocket cars
///downloaded "The Anarchists Cookbook" on dialup... the fact that I'm typing this shows we never actually tried any of those recipes.
 
2021-09-22 7:47:40 PM  
It's not a shortage because they're not being made or something.

It's a shortage because they're all being sold faster than they can be made.

This is a bad thing.

Though maybe the mom-and-pop places will realize it's cheaper to wash reusable ones.
 
2021-09-22 7:49:24 PM  

rhiannon: Snaptastic: Good. I stopped ordering to-go items that are in styrofoam, and stopped going to restaurants that use styrofoam...moreso for the places that have no problems tossing freshly-cooked hash-browns/fries into a foam container, melting the foam and contaminating the food.

Shiat should be banned, especially since there are recyclable (not ideal, but slightly better) and compostable containers available.

The only submarine take-out here has a new owner. When you used to order a 12" sub it was wrapped in foil and delivered in a paper bag. Now the sub is wrapped in foil, cut in half, put into an styrofoam clamshell and delivered in a plastic bag. I don't understand.


I had to edit my post to add an important piece I left out.
 
2021-09-22 7:53:45 PM  

Kalyco Jack: Nick Nostril: Kalyco Jack: I guess it depends on what I'm getting for take-out. My go-to for example:

[Fark user image 550x550]

I'ma assume those are made of cheddar cheese. With that assumption: want.

Knock yourself out:

https://geekologie.com/2016/12/how-to-​make-cheese-shot-glasses-for-wine.php


Edible shotglasses pretty much completes my life's ambition. Time to check out.
 
2021-09-22 7:54:06 PM  
(knocks wood)
 
2021-09-22 7:59:36 PM  

Oneiros: AmbassadorBooze: Not only should styrofoam be banned, Biden should issue orders to the military to hunt down all people in the US who use it and capture them for gitmoing.  If they resist, have the military go full nuclear.

Problem solved.

Styrofoam still has uses.

I'm okay with expanded polystyrene used for house insulation.   Especially the blocks that slot together, you drop the rebar in, and it's a leave-in-place concrete form.

But all of the stuff that's going to get used for an hour then go to the landfill... that needs to be banned


Exactly! Let the people of the future deal with that shiat like the people of the past let us deal with asbestos. Or the head meds, or the ADD drugs or the opiates or the immunodeficiency drugs.
 
2021-09-22 8:05:00 PM  

whidbey: AmbassadorBooze: Not only should styrofoam be banned, Biden should issue orders to the military to hunt down all people in the US who use it and capture them for gitmoing.  If they resist, have the military go full nuclear.

Problem solved.

With all those potential prisoners you have lined up at Gitmo, nukes might be the only remaining option.


Nukes are always the only remaining option.
 
2021-09-22 8:06:25 PM  

Oneiros: AmbassadorBooze: Not only should styrofoam be banned, Biden should issue orders to the military to hunt down all people in the US who use it and capture them for gitmoing.  If they resist, have the military go full nuclear.

Problem solved.

Styrofoam still has uses.

I'm okay with expanded polystyrene used for house insulation.   Especially the blocks that slot together, you drop the rebar in, and it's a leave-in-place concrete form.

But all of the stuff that's going to get used for an hour then go to the landfill... that needs to be banned


That's a good point.  And a good compromise.  Styrofoam for permanent insulation, and Gitmo for people using it for temporary uses.  Compromise rules the day!
 
2021-09-22 8:09:50 PM  

Majin_Buu: Lsherm: I haven't seen a styrofoam cup in years. I thought the environmentalists got them banned everywhere.

Not up here in Whitetrashistan aka western Wisconsin.


Still around here in Illinois also. Mostly gas stations for cups, but the carryout boxes at sit-down restaurants are still styrofoam also.
 
2021-09-22 8:09:51 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: Oneiros: AmbassadorBooze: Not only should styrofoam be banned, Biden should issue orders to the military to hunt down all people in the US who use it and capture them for gitmoing.  If they resist, have the military go full nuclear.

Problem solved.

Styrofoam still has uses.

I'm okay with expanded polystyrene used for house insulation.   Especially the blocks that slot together, you drop the rebar in, and it's a leave-in-place concrete form.

But all of the stuff that's going to get used for an hour then go to the landfill... that needs to be banned

Exactly! Let the people of the future deal with that shiat like the people of the past let us deal with asbestos. Or the head meds, or the ADD drugs or the opiates or the immunodeficiency drugs.


People of the future?  Who the fark is creating more humxns?  Only trumpers and insurrectionists.  And they will destroy the earth anyways.  Responsible people know that the only way to ease mother Gaia is to not breed.
 
2021-09-22 8:15:25 PM  

Lsherm: I haven't seen a styrofoam cup in years. I thought the environmentalists got them banned everywhere.


I se e you haven't been to Florida.  I went to lunch today and received a styrofoam cup. But, you know, Florida
 
2021-09-22 8:15:37 PM  

whidbey: AmbassadorBooze: Not only should styrofoam be banned, Biden should issue orders to the military to hunt down all people in the US who use it and capture them for gitmoing.  If they resist, have the military go full nuclear.

Problem solved.

With all those potential prisoners you have lined up at Gitmo, nukes might be the only remaining option.


Nah, those guys will pledge their allegiance when the US forces woman to cover their shame with a "mask" in public. I'm pretty sure that in the interest of equality of outcome the masks will be provided free of charge in restrooms across the nation in defiance of the Patriarchy.

I'm really getting sick and tired of The Patriarchy denying this basic human right of religious freedom. Only a republican would have a problem with this.
 
2021-09-22 8:16:40 PM  

whidbey: AmbassadorBooze: Not only should styrofoam be banned, Biden should issue orders to the military to hunt down all people in the US who use it and capture them for gitmoing.  If they resist, have the military go full nuclear.

Problem solved.

With all those potential prisoners you have lined up at Gitmo, nukes might be the only remaining option.


Do they have sufficient cleansing facilities?
 
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