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House Republicans Bring Styrofoam Waste Back Into the Capitol Coffee Shop

But their waste is only a little worse than the Democrat waste it's replacing.


A heck of a lot has been made of the fact that the new Republican leaders in the House have (pardon me) trashed Nancy Pelosi's compostable servingware in favor of good old fashion styrofoam and petroleum-based plastic. I particularly appreciated the opening paragraph of this piece from the Guardian's environmental correspondent:

A bit like the Republican party, they are white, seemingly indestructible and bad for the environment. But after an absence of four years, foam plastic coffee cups have made a comeback in the basement coffee shop of the United States Congress building after Republicans began reversing a series of in-house green initiatives undertaken by Democrats.

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