Did you know that some food vendors in Cornerstone at SFU Burnaby still use styrofoam packaging?
Styrofoam is non-biodegradable (meaning that it does not break down in landfills), and its manufacturing results in air pollution and chemical waste. This has a major ecological impact and contributes to climate change. Not only is it bad for the environment, styrofoam has been listed by the Environmental Protection Agency as having negative impacts on human health - AKA not something we want touching our food!
In Metro Vancouver, styrofoam is non-recyclable, meaning its only destination is the landfill. The majority of food vendors on campus have made the switch to recyclable and compostable alternatives, but we need your help to convince the rest.
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We are calling on food vendors at Simon Fraser University-Burnaby to phase out styrofoam packaging and begin using more sustainable materials, that is, materials that are recyclable or compostable, and we, the undersigned will be unable to support businesses that use styrofoam until the switch has been made.