May 10 – San Diego Coastkeeper Invites Residents to Ditch the Foam at Signs of the Tide on Thursday

Experts to discuss environmental, health, economic risks of Styrofoam™ food containers

SAN DIEGO, May 29, 2012 – This Thursday, San Diego Coastkeeper invites residents to learn from experts about human and environmental risks associated with Stryrofoam™ food containers at its Signs of the Tide: Dig the Food, Not The Foam event.

At Coastkeeper’s Signs of the Tide, three experts will talk about the negative impacts of the plastic foam (also known as Styrofoam™), how to make the transition to the alternatives and tips from local restaurants who have already made the switch. The speakers include:

● Alicia Glassco, Coastkeeper’s former education and marine debris manger, will speak about the plastic foam’s impact on the environment and the policies and legal issues that concern its use.
● Donna Chralowicz, a recycling specialist at City of San Diego Environmental Services Department, will talk about the city’s decision to stop allowing plastic foam food containers at city-sponsored special events.
● Michael Zouroudis, Raglan Public House general manager, will share his own insights about why and how he transitioned from plastic foam food containers at their restaurant.

This free event will take place on Thursday, May 31 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at NTC Liberty Station at 2825 Dewey Road, Suite 200. The organization will provide light food and refreshments for participants’ enjoyment. To find out more about our Signs of the Tide series or to suggest a topic, please email San Diego Coastkeeper at [email protected].


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