NationStates Jolt Archive

Approve Give the X to Styrofoam

18-05-2004, 22:36
The Proposal "Give the X to Styrofoam" was submitted on my behalf. It is a proposal to ban the use and/or manufacturing of Styrofoam. I would like regional delegates to at least glance over the proposal breifly and endorse it if you approve. Please note, there is a grammatical error in the proposal; there is an extra "of' in it. Thanks.
19-05-2004, 02:47
If you would like to substitute reneable resources for styrofoam, our nation has good supplies of balsa, cork, and copra!
19-05-2004, 07:14
You know, this is the first time I've done this.

Give the X to styrofoam
A resolution to increase the quality of the world's environment, at the expense of industry.

Category: Environmental Industry Affected: All Businesses Proposed by: Assyria Antioch
Description: It's sickening. One school cafeteria uses enough styrofoam to kill off an entire square foot of vegetation for a century each day. Imagine how much one city or nation or even region destroys daily? It's a misnomer that styrofoam doesn't biodegrade. It does. It will melt after a decade or so, turning into noxious chemicals that murder plant life and despoil our ground water. Burning it does no better, sending tons of CFC's that destroy out ozone layer into our skies. Once formed into styrofoam, the base chemicals are never useful for anything else beyond that until after extremely expensive recycling processes. What's the worst part about it? There are simple alternatives. Simpler styrofoam-like material made out of as of harmless things as corncobs biodegrade without any damaging chemicals being released and cost little more then styrofoam to produce, not to mention the costs saved in water purification and chemical restoration. It's time we gave the X to styrofoam.

Approvals: 9 (Assyria Antioch, Geministan, Redwyn, Lliam, Yevon of Spira, The Westmark, Ocelotonia, Taraguy, Coolet)

Status: Lacking Support (requires 141 more approvals)

Voting Ends: Thu May 20 2004

Well, aside from the fact that I think you mean "axe" instead fo "x," I'm all for removing a whole bunch of white foam coolers from the face of one-third the Earth. Think about it. All those beer-drinking fishermen, having to buy a proper Coleman. Its almost divine.

But, let's talk about format.

As I've said before, it's not mandatory, but it does make us look a lot better. What you've given us is an essay. Please reference my Resolution Writing Guide at the top of the forum. If you need help, feel free to telegram me, or even exchange AIM or MSN addresses. I'm willing to help if you're willing to raise the bar.

Sincerely yours,
Daniel M. Hillaker
Minister of Foreign Affairs
19-05-2004, 11:25
We agree that this is a damn worthy cause (though, we might note, somewhat indicative of the UN's piecemeal approach to legislation), and would enthusiastically support a rewrite.