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

Rex Litwiller
Leena Hasan
Esme Fysh
Jen T
Roberta Neilson
rebecca diep
Anthony Bramwell
Attia Aleem
Michelle Lin
Fathima Bahar
Ayesha Omar
Jesse Kemp
minal chhatbar
Franz Schug
Sebastian Mather
Jeff Crompton
Eric Bing
Prodpran Wangcherdchuwong
Kirsten Calder-Sutt
Tessa Ramburn
Julia Berry
David Grypma
Isha Suri
Katherine Ryan
Shovana Shrestha
A C
alan leung
Ali White
69 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Rex Litwiller
    signed via 2016-04-19 11:18:12 -0700
  • Leena Hasan
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-19 10:27:22 -0700
    Sign the petition: No Styrofoam Petition
  • Leena Hasan
    @DivestSFU tweeted link to this page. 2016-04-19 10:27:12 -0700
  • Leena Hasan
    signed 2016-04-19 10:26:55 -0700
  • Esme Fysh
    signed 2016-04-12 18:37:35 -0700
  • Jen T
    signed 2016-04-11 09:10:19 -0700
  • Roberta Neilson
    signed 2016-04-11 08:47:07 -0700
  • rebecca diep
    signed 2016-03-27 22:24:05 -0700
  • Anthony Bramwell
    signed 2016-03-21 19:22:15 -0700
  • Attia Aleem
    signed 2016-03-11 18:03:10 -0800
  • Michelle Lin
    signed 2016-03-02 21:55:08 -0800
    Excellent initiative! Next, implement discounts for customers who bring their own containers to reward sustainable behaviours.
  • Fathima Bahar
    signed 2016-03-02 19:58:27 -0800
  • Ayesha Omar
    signed 2016-03-02 19:57:34 -0800
  • Jesse Kemp
    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.
  • minal chhatbar
    signed 2016-03-02 05:29:16 -0800
  • Franz Schug
    signed 2016-03-01 20:27:19 -0800
  • Sebastian Mather
    signed 2016-03-01 17:57:47 -0800
    Sebastian Mather
  • Jeff Crompton
    signed via 2016-03-01 15:55:53 -0800
    Jeff Crompton
  • Eric Bing
    signed 2016-03-01 13:52:24 -0800
  • Prodpran Wangcherdchuwong
    signed 2016-03-01 13:17:19 -0800
  • Kirsten Calder-Sutt
    signed 2016-03-01 11:03:01 -0800
    I can’t believe styrofoam is still hanging around SFU. It needs to go, pronto.
  • Tessa Ramburn
    signed 2016-03-01 10:38:20 -0800
  • Julia Berry
    signed 2016-03-01 09:57:57 -0800
  • David Grypma
    signed via 2016-03-01 09:51:11 -0800
  • Isha Suri
    signed 2016-03-01 09:46:11 -0800
  • Katherine Ryan
    signed 2016-03-01 09:26:41 -0800
  • Shovana Shrestha
    signed 2016-03-01 09:08:04 -0800
  • A C
    signed 2016-02-29 13:40:40 -0800
  • alan leung
    signed 2016-02-29 09:42:09 -0800
    Offer discounts for those who bring their own reusable containers
  • Ali White
    signed 2016-02-28 11:56:04 -0800

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