Friday, August 22, 2008

UW Ditches those Plastic plates.... Yeepie

Associated PressSEATTLE --
The University of Washington says it has saved money by switching food service cups, plates and eating utensils from plastic to items made from paper, corn or sugar.The Seattle campus serves 28,000 meals a day and can now send trash to compost instead of a landfill.

The university says spending on disposable tableware is down 9 percent.That's the example Seattle fast food restaurants will have to follow. A new city law that starts taking effect in January requires restaurants to stop using foam and plastic containers. They'll have to switch to materials that compost.

The foam food-container ban is part of the legislation that also will require groceries and drug stores to charge customers 20 cents for paper or plastic bags.

Information from: The Seattle Times,

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