FOAM MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT THAN PAPER?


Angela Logomasini of the Competitive Enterprise Institute argues plastic foam is cleaner, cheaper and more efficient than paper.
DATE: 03/29/2013

Discussion Questions

1. Are you against or in favor of banning foam cups? Explain why.

2. Is styrofoam “bad” for the environment? Defend your answer. Do some research to back up your opinion.

3. Angela Logomasini argues that styrofoam cups are more energy efficient than paper cups. Why do you think Mayor Bloomberg of New York City is trying to ban them? Does he have a good reason?

4. Would you care about living near a landfill, even if you wouldn't know it was there? Why or why not?

5. What sort of unintended consequences could arise if styrofoam was banned? Do a "think, pair, share" exercise with a partner outlining the benefits and drawbacks and share aloud.


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