No more excuses!
One of the most commonly cited reasons why restaurants won't switch from expanded polystyrene takeout containers--which don't degrade, aren't recyclable, and break into brittle pieces that are hard to clean up in our environment--to containers that are recyclable or compostable, is the higher cost.
But a local business cooperative in the town of Los Altos is helping to change all that. The GreenTown Los Altos Co-Op was launched in April 2010.
Anyone (business or individual) can join for FREE and receive up to 25% off the retail price of compostable products provided by the co-op's partner. As the market drives demand towards more sustainable materials, these prices will become even more competitive compared to foam polystyrene containers.
For more information on the co-op, or to join, visit the GreenTown Los Altos website.
Another reason cited for not switching away from polystyrene is performance. But alternative food containers have come a long way since they were first introduced into the marketplace. The compostable products available via the co-op can withstand temperatures of up to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
Learn more about polystyrene pollution and why you, and your favorite restaurants, should make the switch.