The city of Lakewood is known to be a very recycling friendly town. Here you recycle almost anything. But you cannot recycle styrofoam food & drink containers. Styrofoam is not biodegradeable and contains dangerous and toxic substances proven to be of risk to our bodies and our planet. Many cities across the US have already banned the use of styrofoam, and I believe Lakewood should be among those leading cities. Almost every restaurant in Lakewood uses styrofoam take-out containers. And, other than the Root Cafe, I don't know any places that serve coffee to-go in styrofoam free cups. My feeling is that, if we have no way to recycle such a prevalent product, then we shouldn't allow that product to be given out so freely in our town. Let's keep our earth and our bodies healthy, come together, and sign. And, one day, these places will be forced to use health & earth-friendly alternatives. For more information on the dangers of styrofoam, please visit this site: http://www.earthresource.org/campaigns/capp/capp-styrofoam.html
Lakewood resident & Local artist
- MAYOR MICHAEL P. SUMMERS
The mayor of the city of Lakewood, OH
- City Council
City Council Members
We are proud to be residents and visitors of Lakewood, OH. We respect Lakewood's efforts to remain clean and beautiful, and we urge you to go one step further. By now, you should know the dangers of styrofoam products. Yet, styrofoam is the most widely-used form of to-go container in our city. We understand Lakewood cannot recycle these containers, which is why we ask you to consider the earth and your residents' health in this request. We are requesting you ban the use of styrofoam and non-recyclable containers in all restaurants, gas stations, convenient stores & food chains. It is not biodegradable and the use of it comes at a heavy health cost to our residents, landfills & mother earth. Many cities across the US have already banned the use of styrofoam, and I believe Lakewood should be among those leading cities. Thank you for listening to the voice of your community.
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