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Old 06-14-2013, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Is Styrofoam supposed to go into recyclables or into garbage?

It sounds like a simple question but ask 50 City workers and you get a 25-25 split.
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Old 06-14-2013, 05:07 PM
 
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Garbage.
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:20 PM
 
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Yes, they are recycable.

I use them for putting wine, liquor and beer into when using the subway or on the street leaving one party and heading to the next..
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Garbage - this can help:

NYCWasteLess: What to Recycle with Sanitation
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Riverdale, New York
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I asked myself this question as well. There are a few take out places here that use them and I hate just throwing them out but I don't want my personal things smelling like what I ate the night before, so in the garbage they go.
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Old 06-16-2013, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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We eat lots and lots of eggs and I hate filling the landfills with Styrofoam...but I guess there's no easy way to recycle the stuff.
So garbage it is.

You'd think with all the newspaper wastes the City generates that cardboard egg cartons would be the rule, especially with that appropriate gray color.

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Old 06-16-2013, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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I get my eggs in cardboard, typically. Styrofoam recycling could be on the horizon - we just went from recycling only #1 and 2 plastics to recycling all rigid plastics, so there's hope.

Do you live near any preschools? Egg cartons are great for children's crafts; they might want them if you offer
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Old 06-16-2013, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Riverdale, New York
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We eat lots and lots of eggs and I hate filling the landfills with Styrofoam...but I guess there's no easy way to recycle the stuff.
So garbage it is.

You'd think with all the newspaper wastes the City generates that cardboard egg cartons would be the rule, especially with that appropriate gray color.
Why not buy eggs that aren't sold in styrofoam?
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Old 06-16-2013, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Why not buy eggs that aren't sold in styrofoam?
For the same reason I don't buy them wrapped in tissue paper or banana leaves.
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Old 06-16-2013, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Riverdale, New York
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For the same reason I don't buy them wrapped in tissue paper or banana leaves.
What's wrong with buying them in cardboard?? That's what we do and they seem just fine.
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