FARM KING STUDENTS SAY NO MORE FOAM
The State Senate passed SB 568 in 2011 and it needs to be voted on by the State Assembly by August 31st, 2012. Please tell your State Assemblymember to support this bill to clean up our beaches and support sustainable foodware products by phasing out the distribution and use of foam containers by food vendors. Plastics, especially expanded polystyrene foam (EPS), easily break into small pieces which are difficult to clean up off our beaches. It is consumed by wildlife and has also been linked to toxins and carcinogens which can leach out from the product. In order to protect our California coastal resources from this rampant form of plastic litter our Rise Above Plastics program is prioritizing this bill in 2012 and Surfrider Foundation is a co-sponsor. PLEASE CALL YOUR ASSEMBLYMAN!!
Email Mike Gatto’s office and tell him to vote yes tomorrow!!
The LAUSD will replace foam trays used district wide with compostable paper trays thanks to King Middle School students who started demanding the change a few years ago. The new paper trays cost 3 to 4 cents less than the old Styrofoam trays and will save the school district about $5 million to $6 million a year.
LOS FELIZ LEDGER