Why are Styrofoam Cup Companies Legal?? Plastic Bags Too



If styrofoam is as bad as some say, than why are the companies that make them legal?  One of the responses to this question is:  “capitalism” & “people are free to start any kind of business that they want”.

Why does the planet not have an attorney?  Could it be proven that the earth is a living thing that needs legal representation by an animal rights attorney?

I don’t understand why certain businesses are allowed to exist.  Why should cheap shitty plastic bag companies be legal?  In some areas, people pay 10 cents for using a plastic bag.  That’s a good step but what about making companies like that illegal?

I don’t feel like styrofoam and plastic bags are evil.  They served us well in the past.  We didn’t know any better.  Now, we know better.  It’s not complicated.

Why should someone be allowed to have a company that produces these products?  It seems like there is a lot of personal gain vs hurt for the planet.

People that own companies  like this probably have a lot of money.  Why not invest that money in adapting your business model?  They can become leaders in the organic cotton bag industry.  They can also become leaders in the alternative styrofoam industry.

I don’t think these types of owners are evil.  I think they need to be shown that they can be part of the solution.



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7 Responses to “Why are Styrofoam Cup Companies Legal?? Plastic Bags Too”

  1. Be Eco Friendly August 22, 2014 at 6:19 am #

    I have often wondered about the same thing. Why should something be legal if it hurts the rest of us? Styrofoam is yucky and unnecessary.

    I like capitalism but I think it’s slightly flawed currently. Put me in charge of capitalism.

    I will make sure that only positive or neutral products make it through. Most of the places that use styrofoam are chinese fast food take out restaurants.

    Other places that use styrofoam are mexican fast food places and various places. Many American fast food restaurants use this stupid stuff as well.

    Maybe I’ll write a long letter to the biggest restaurant organization. Let’s educate the people that are promoting and using this stuff!

  2. Yuki August 26, 2014 at 1:53 am #

    When the geist changes, you move with it like you said – “I think they need to be shown that they can be part of the solution.” Smart business people evolve into what is more suitable for the present day, not try to force the general public to keep with the company. People need to wake up from their cornsyrup dreams and see what they are consuming! No one else is going to do it but yourself! No one can convince you like yourself! There are absolutely some classics that will hardly ever need to change… say a pencil (I must be honest, I don’t know the truth of graphite mining so I can’t be sure pencils could be a good “classic” example)? Needless to say, styrofoam products and plastic bags are not “classics”, nor are they in vogue.

  3. The Sushi Shef August 28, 2014 at 6:40 pm #

    I never go to take out restaurants that use styrofoam. Is it really that much more to use eco friendly take away containers? Seriously, how much more is it on average?

  4. George fat August 29, 2014 at 12:55 am #

    I’ve been saying this for years. Styrofoam is so whack. Go for ecofoam or something similar because it is eco friendly.

    The corn starch ones break down in water!

  5. David September 14, 2014 at 7:33 pm #

    I know so many people that still use styrofoam. I don’t understand why someone even wants to own a styrofoam company.

  6. The Updater September 15, 2014 at 10:56 am #

    Styrofoam sucks. Anything that begins with “styro” is cursed.

  7. Eddy Fisher September 28, 2014 at 3:26 am #

    I use bamboo cups. I have more than one. At least one for personal use. And, at least one for use at fast food places, restaurants etc….)

    I bring my cup to fast food places and assist the environment.

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