Ban plastic and styrofoam!

After almost a year of investigation, consideration, and trials, we now have compostable and biodegradable take-out containers, cups, bowls, even cutlery.

The cups and lids are made from a plastic manufactured from PLA corn sugar rather than petroleum.

http://www.webstaurantstore.com/sunterra-stcr500y-16-oz-pla-biodegradable-compostable-clear-plastic-cold-cup-1000-cs/395STCR500Y.html

The take-out containers are sturdy, microwavable, and also biodegradable and compostable.  they’re made from sugarcane, grass, and reed plasma.

http://www.webstaurantstore.com/green-wave-tw-boo-003-9-x-6-x-3-microwavable-white-biodegradable-take-out-container-300-cs/395TWBOO003.html

The platters are also sturdy, and made of sugarcane, grass, and reed plasma.  http://www.webstaurantstore.com/green-wave-tw-poo-012-10-x-12-5-white-biodegradable-platter-125-pk/999TWPOO012.html

The cutlery shown here is compostable and biodegradable.  It is heat-resistant, microwavable, and freezer safe.  They’re made from sugar cane fiber, a natural by-product of the sugar refining process.  http://www.amazon.com/Jaya-Biodegradable-Knife-Spoon-250-Count/dp/B000JKRBKI/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&s=grocery&qid=1217897190&sr=8-9

What now?  I would like to work with all of the restaurants in Charlevoix to replace our environmentally-unfriendly take-out containers with environmentally-friendly ones.  And I’d like to see Charlevoix’s City Council ban the use of syrofoam and plastic for this purpose.   And here’s the best part:  it really doesn’t cost any more to use these products than it does to use the harmful ones.

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