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Outlaw polystyrene drink and food containers

Outlaw polystyrene drink and food containers

Polystyrene internationally and everywhere is the least or almost impossible to recycle plastic and is killing seabirds. We should follow california and bam pilystyrene food containers and cups

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    • Luka Love
      commented 2016-12-02 10:09:58 +1300
      Yeah, that’s a very good point Tim. Perhaps included in the legislation could be a standardised definition of terms including “biodegradable” to mean biodegradable under the normal (perhaps even regionally specific) environmental conditions these products will end up, i.e. Landfill.
    • Tim O'Donnell
      commented 2016-12-01 20:07:55 +1300
      Be careful when talking biodegradable. There are plastic bags etc that are listed as such but they’re only biodegradable when exposed to constant weather (air, sun & rain). This means they are useless when put into landfill (which is where most of it goes). It’s a nasty trick on people trying to do the right thing
    • John Rusk
      tagged this with important 2016-11-30 21:11:48 +1300
    • Gene Dalefield
      tagged this with important 2016-11-30 15:21:47 +1300
    • Luka Love
      commented 2016-11-30 14:50:22 +1300
      As has been pointed out by a couple of others, this could part of a more comprehensive policy on waste reduction specifically around non-biodegradable and hazardous wastes. The definition of hazardous being broader than just “to humans”
    • Luka Love
      tagged this with important 2016-11-30 14:50:21 +1300
    • Luka Love
      tagged this with essential 2016-11-30 14:50:21 +1300
    • Graeme Kiyoto-Ward
      commented 2016-11-30 09:23:15 +1300
      One policy here if banning is the plan. I would say that using taxes to disincentivize is a better approach. Makes it Environment and Taxation. My view is add a balancing tax where a producer of consumer can externalize costs (from polluter to environment).
    • Graeme Kiyoto-Ward
      tagged this with interesting 2016-11-30 09:23:14 +1300
    • Graeme Kiyoto-Ward
      tagged this with important 2016-11-30 09:23:14 +1300
    • Tam Eaton
      tagged this with important 2016-11-30 07:43:43 +1300
    • Anna White
      tagged this with important 2016-11-30 07:42:34 +1300
    • Alexandra Hallatt
      commented 2016-11-30 06:47:21 +1300
      This makes sense as part of a broader policy to reduce waste.
    • Alexandra Hallatt
      tagged this with interesting 2016-11-30 06:47:21 +1300
    • Tim O'Donnell
      commented 2016-11-29 22:19:10 +1300
      Ban it or tax it at a high rate. Either way it needs to go. We need to do something about excessive packaging with plastics too
    • Tim O'Donnell
      tagged this with interesting 2016-11-29 22:19:09 +1300
    • Alan Barraclough
      published this page in Suggestions 2016-11-29 21:42:46 +1300