Foam and cling film

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Foam and cling film

Post by Stevenloan » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:34 pm

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Hi everybody! Can I describe the food in the picture as "doughnuts and bread wrapped in a piece of foam and cling film"?

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
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Post by BonnieL » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:27 pm

They would be ON Styrofoam trays, wrapped in plastic wrap (American) or cling film (British). According to Google.
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Post by Bobinwales » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:11 pm

We call Styrofoam "Expanded polystyrene" (rightly or wrongly). It is appalling stuff that has been rightly banned in some countries. To see a single doughnut being offered for sale packaged like that is nothing short of disgraceful. It is not recyclable and takes several hundred years to degrade.
Sorry Steven :)
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Post by trolley » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:21 am

I was thinking the same thing... a fifty-cent item with a shelf life of a few days in a package with a half-life of a few centuries. Criminal!
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Post by Stevenloan » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:29 pm

BonnieL, Bob and trolley: Thank you guys so so much for your answers.

StevenLoan
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Post by BonnieL » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:28 pm

Bob & Trolley -

I so agree with you! I hate buying stuff on Styrofoam - it's the only plastic (other than trash bags) that the recyclers won't take. I'm thinking of talking with the manager of the meat department as fresh meat is about the only thing sold on foam trays. There has to be a better way.
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Post by Bobinwales » Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:37 pm

A couple of supermarkets over here are inviting customers to take their own containers.
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