Ottawa Wants To Recycle Styrofoam

- December 11th, 2011

Anyone who buys a lot of meat from the supermarket knows it’s a pain to fit all the styrofoam containers in the kitchen trash. Wouldn’t it be great to just rinse the containers off and toss them in the blue bin?

In an email to council today, environment committee chairwoman Maria McRae says the residential recycling collection contract expires in 2013 and a request for proposals in 2012 will ask for bids that include the ability to recycle styrofoam and thin plastic film, which I imagine would include plastic grocery bags.

McRae sent the email ahead of tomorrow’s committee meeting on the Plasco contract. McRae wants council to know that if the city signs a long-term deal with Plasco, it won’t turn its back on recycling programs. She also tells council the city wants to expand the green bin program in more schools and “two large commercial entities.”

Categories: Garbage

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  1. Lisa G says:

    recycle? sure make new styrofoam NO THX there’s enough to go around and really honestly if we really cared about the enviroment it would be incinerated at 1000 c to reduce its impurities and phased out completely from useage due to its carcinogenic effects on air and food and water. and just the bulk unsightlyness of so much of it blown into previously natural places turned into mini-dumps, btw does this mean you’ll purify all the recycled styrofoams food particles out of it? I think it would be better off phased out and gotten rid of but NOT released into the air via smoke stacks >_< would save us alot of money to just get rid of it and campaign to stop using it altogether.

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