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No Polystyrene Foodservice Ware Pledge for Businesses

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No Polystyrene Foodservice Ware Pledge for Businesses

To be delivered to Young Activist Club

Petition Statement

On behalf of my business, we pledge to not use polystyrene foodservice ware for anything in our restaurant/store/business. We recognize that polystyrene – resin code #6 – is virtually nonrecyclable, nonreusable, and noncompostable and that it is made from styrene, a known neurotoxicant and reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen. As an alternative, my business will seek to use reusable or compostable plates, containers, cups, and silver ware to serve our food or drinks.
I sign this on behalf of my business because I want to do good for our community, our customers, and our environment.
There are currently 9 signatures. We need 50 signatures!

Petition Background

The Young Activist Club (Takoma Park, MD) has started a campaign to raise awareness among businesses about the problems with using polystyrene (resin #6, aka styrofoam) for foodservice ware. Dozens of local businesses have signed the pledge. We are now creating an online pledge to help additional businesses sign on. Once you make the pledge, we will send you a window decal to display and a stack of our informational bookmarks to give out to your customers. Our bookmarks explain the problems with polystyrene.

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