Say bye-bye to styrofoam?
Following a similar proposed ban in Brookline despite opposition from Dunkin Donuts, officials in Somerville approved a request to put an end to polystyrene — the material used to make styrofoam cups and containers –at restaurants and take-out food joints in the city. The potential Somerville ordinance, which could be proposed at the alderman’s Legislative Matters Committee meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 22, is a move to make Somerville more friendly to the environment.
“It’s amazing how much of this stuff is out there,” said Alderman Bob Trane in December. “The damage it does to the environment, it’s practically impossible to recycle it.”