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SLO needs to ban Styrofoam 

I am a resident of Arroyo Grande, but I frequent all sorts of businesses in SLO and have been following the issue of polystyrene and its role in compromising our environment. I am also a member of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, and our seventh Principle states that we will promote “Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.”

I am in favor of the ordinance banning polystyrene from being sold in our markets and convenience stores, as well as from being used for “take out” and drinks at our restaurants.

In order for this ban ultimately to be considered by our county Board of Supervisors for countywide implementation, SLO city needs to take the first step, so that we can use their action to encourage other cities to follow suit and eventually for the county to ban polystyrene countywide.

On June 2 at 4 p.m., there will be a special SLO City Council meeting and reading of this ordinance. Please come to support the ordinance and show everyone that we mean business here to protect our environment!

This is the 21st century. We have already ruined so much of our precious planet. Let’s take this step to help our animal populations, our trash disbursement, and the destruction of our environment. It’s painful to make lifestyle changes, but we have to start somewhere!

-- Gina Whitaker - Arroyo Grande

-- Gina Whitaker - Arroyo Grande

-- Gina Whitaker - San Luis Obispo

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