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Department of Veterans Affairs

Put a fork in Styrofoam... it's done! Go Green and Save Money!!!

In our canteen, we are using Styrofoam plates and plastic silverware. If this is true for the canteens throughout the country, then this needs to be fixed. The amount of trash this creates just from one day of lunch is enormous. That’s not very green!
Why can't we use the trays similar to the ones we used in high school and elementary school. The hard plastic reusable trays. They would only require a high heat wash like... more »



Department of Health and Human Services

Reusing Styrofoam Boxes/Packages

While working at the NIH I see a lot of shipping materials arriving by Styrofoam boxes. We do not reuse or recycle them. They go to the trash straightaway. There is no policy that I know for recycling them. The danger is styrofoam is non-degradable, and it can last FOR EVER as pollutant in the environment. Even metals, such as iron and tin, degrade over a period of hundreds of years but not the styrofoam.

We MUST reuse... more »