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[–] [email protected] 36 points 1 month ago (1 children)

Why are they only banning it for orcas and salmon? They barely use them

[–] [email protected] 1 points 4 weeks ago

Ah, the old Lemmy foam-a-roo.

[–] [email protected] 20 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) (2 children)

How was this not already banned? It’s like hearing that they just banned punching bus drivers. Congrats and all, but how was that not already a law?

[–] [email protected] 15 points 1 month ago (4 children)

Honestly I thought it was here. It definitely already was in Seattle. I have not seen styrofoam for drinks outside of the South for over a decade.

[–] [email protected] 10 points 1 month ago

I recently moved out of Seattle up north a ways and it was weird to see styrofoam again. Feels dirty lol. Glad this got passed.

[–] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago

Chick fil a in Bellevue uses them. Another reason to not shop at chick fil a.

[–] [email protected] 4 points 1 month ago

Does Sonic serve drinks in plastic cups now? It has been a while since I’ve been to any of them in WA.

[–] [email protected] 3 points 1 month ago (1 children)

I can walk 7 streets away from my house and styrofoam cup drinks from any of 9 different fast food places all condensed onto one street here in Cleveland.

Hell, in the summer I can go to CVS or Walgreens and buy a cooler you bring to the beach with beer and vodka inside. The whole cooler is made of styrofoam.

Hell, about a decade ago KFC even made a sandwich that was just made of styrofoam. Called it the double down.

......oh, my appologies. Apperently the double down was made of chicken.....it only TASTED like styrofoam!

[–] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago

I think I have seen crappy styrofoam coolers a couple years ago for 4th of July. Those at least are meant to have containers inside of them. Drinks though, especially acidic ones, are nuts to put in styrofoam. That shit breaks down pretty easily which means it is going straight into your drink.

I've had the Double Down because it was an absurd idea. Mine tasted like an entire shaker of salt.

[–] [email protected] 6 points 1 month ago

Wait, they finally banned punching bus drivers?

[–] [email protected] 20 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) (2 children)

I'd love a ban on single use plastics in general. There are alternatives to that horrible plastic packaging that toys use, which completely fill your garbage can with about 10 pieces of plastic.

Same with lots of food plastic, which used stuff like cardboard, wax paper, balsa wood, newspaper, glass, or aluminum back as recently as a handful of years ago.

I've switched to alternatives just because they pack down easier, and I'm not taking the garbage out with six plastic containers anymore.

[–] [email protected] 18 points 1 month ago

the crazy part is that all the plastic filler shit can be replaced by that egg-carton material of shaped paper.

[–] [email protected] 11 points 1 month ago (1 children)

All types of blisters, whether this box type or the one that needs firefighter grade pneumatic cutters to open, ought to be banned entirely. Even medical applications no longer use them!

[–] [email protected] 1 points 3 weeks ago

Man I remember cutting myself on some of those toy and electronics boxes growing up ... All for a ban here

[–] [email protected] 14 points 1 month ago
[–] [email protected] 13 points 1 month ago

Biodegradable myco-alternative to styrofoam - https://www.mushroommaterial.com/

It's so simple to replace so many common hazardous materials.

Every time a new state or country bans environmentally disastrous, carcinogenic products, an angel gets its wings.

[–] [email protected] 7 points 1 month ago

now start fining companies that use styrofoam packingg material.

[–] [email protected] 6 points 1 month ago

I thought that these were banned in the 90s already. Or was that some other type of foam container?

[–] [email protected] 3 points 1 month ago (1 children)
[–] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

They're the only ones left

[–] [email protected] 3 points 1 month ago (1 children)

I noticed that because the bookstore at the college I attended now only has cup nissin ramen in paper cups instead of styrofoam. Otherwise, I probably wouldn't have noticed at all.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago

OMG. I completely forgot they used to come in those. It's like "let's not just have this very degradable plastic have really salty food in it, let's go ahead and add some water and microwave it."

I wonder why we are finding micro plastics in people. /s