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[OP]
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Sep 11, 2006
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Take out Styrofoam

is takeout Styrofoam recyclable like if I put it in the blue box? If not then why the hell are companys still allowed to use it?
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it does appear on the list of Acceptable Recyclable Items
Foam polystyrene: such as protective packaging, meat trays, takeout food containers, plates, egg cartons & coffee cups. (The City sends Polystyrene to Canada Fibers Ltd.)
however, i'm dubious as to how much of those things actually get recycled.
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[OP]
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Sep 11, 2006
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If it's not recyclable across-the-board then it should be banned
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Oh I see now population control I get it
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DIrty-D wrote:
Dec 18th, 2016 4:08 pm
If it's not recyclable across-the-board then it should be banned
Ban every product that's not recyclable? Ridiculous. Ban non-recyclable take out containers? Maybe.
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Jun 23, 2010
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No no...Markham recycles it, but it's not on the list if pickup recyclables .
You can take it to their drop off centers.
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PCUSER wrote:
Dec 18th, 2016 4:37 pm
No no...Markham recycles it, but it's not on the list if pickup recyclables .
You can take it to their drop off centers.
Sorry, should have said that. I drop mine off at the recycle depot.

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DiceMan wrote:
Dec 18th, 2016 4:24 pm
Ban every product that's not recyclable? Ridiculous. Ban non-recyclable take out containers? Maybe.
No, not really.
You must be one of those guys that think that the world has endless resources and the oceans and lakes can keep taking our pollution indefinitely.
[OP]
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Sep 11, 2006
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Honestly next time I go to a restaurant I'm going to bring my own glass container for anything left over. I mean we have our own coffee mugs for coffee shops so why not our own takeout containers for our food????
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DIrty-D wrote:
Dec 18th, 2016 4:20 pm
Oh I see now population control I get it
Hahhaha yes - natural selection ;)
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Reminds me of the ozone layer-depleting McDonald's burger containers from the 70's and 80's.
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MikeChangalang wrote:
Dec 18th, 2016 4:58 pm
No, not really.
You must be one of those guys that think that the world has endless resources and the oceans and lakes can keep taking our pollution indefinitely.
Are you so utterly delusional that you're actually suggesting we can ban all non-recyclable products?

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