No Styrofoam Petition

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.

Show your support for a sustainable future! Make SFU’s food packaging sustainable by signing below!

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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.

Who's signing

69 signatures

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  • signed via 2016-04-19 11:18:12 -0700
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-19 10:27:22 -0700
    Sign the petition: No Styrofoam Petition
  • @DivestSFU tweeted link to this page. 2016-04-19 10:27:12 -0700
  • signed 2016-04-19 10:26:55 -0700
  • signed 2016-04-12 18:37:35 -0700
  • signed 2016-04-11 09:10:19 -0700
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  • signed 2016-03-27 22:24:05 -0700
  • signed 2016-03-21 19:22:15 -0700
  • signed 2016-03-11 18:03:10 -0800
  • signed 2016-03-02 21:55:08 -0800
    Excellent initiative! Next, implement discounts for customers who bring their own containers to reward sustainable behaviours.
  • signed 2016-03-02 19:58:27 -0800
  • signed 2016-03-02 19:57:34 -0800
  • signed 2016-03-02 09:29:37 -0800
    This is a good step — but I would love to see no single-use plastic containers of any kind on campus.
  • signed 2016-03-02 05:29:16 -0800
  • signed 2016-03-01 20:27:19 -0800
  • signed 2016-03-01 17:57:47 -0800
    Sebastian Mather
  • signed via 2016-03-01 15:55:53 -0800
    Jeff Crompton
  • signed 2016-03-01 13:52:24 -0800
  • signed 2016-03-01 13:17:19 -0800
  • signed 2016-03-01 11:03:01 -0800
    I can’t believe styrofoam is still hanging around SFU. It needs to go, pronto.
  • signed 2016-03-01 10:38:20 -0800
  • signed 2016-03-01 09:57:57 -0800
  • signed via 2016-03-01 09:51:11 -0800
  • signed 2016-03-01 09:46:11 -0800
  • signed 2016-03-01 09:26:41 -0800
  • signed 2016-03-01 09:08:04 -0800
  • signed 2016-02-29 13:40:40 -0800
  • signed 2016-02-29 09:42:09 -0800
    Offer discounts for those who bring their own reusable containers
  • signed 2016-02-28 11:56:04 -0800

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