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San Francisco Just Passed the Nation's Toughest Ban on Styrofoam

Published: 
Thu, 07/14/2016 (All day)

San Franciscans, bid adieu to Styrofoam. On Tuesday, the city unanimously passed an ordinance banning the sale of any product made from polystyrene, the petroleum-based compound that's molded into disposable dishware, packing materials, and beach toys—among other things. Even though it's commonly known as Styrofoam, that's just a name-brand owned by the Dow Chemical Company.

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Your Coffee Pods' Dirty Secret

Published: 
Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:52am
Category: 
Waste

Coffee brewing is in the midst of a revolution, and I'm not talking about the AeroPress. It comes in the form of a small 2-by-2-inch single-serving pod that requires a special machine.