The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it; the world and those who live in it…
                                          – Psalm 24:1
God calls all humankind to be responsible stewards of God’s creation. God cares deeply about how we use natural resources, what we do with our waste, and how they affect our neighbors. Pollution matters to God!
     One of the most polluting substances we have in our communities is plastic foam, better known by the brand name Styrofoam®. Plastic foam takes anywhere from decades to millennia to decompose, and it releases toxic chemicals as it breaks down. Unfortunately, plastic foam is very common—in our trash cans, landfills, streets, and even our beloved rivers and streams. Such pollution sickens our natural world and breaks God’s heart.
     The good news is that we can break our plastic foam habit! Complete this survey and commit to freeing our communities and ourselves from plastic foam today.
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Plastic Foam Survey for:    a congregation  ☐         an individual or family ☐
Congregation ___________________________Contact Number_______________________________
Name ______________________________ Address/email ___________________________________
What plastic foam (ie. Styrofoam) do you currently use?
   ☐ Cups    ☐ Plates     ☐ Bowls   ☐ Take-out Containers   ☐ Freezer/storage containers and trays
What Plastic-foam items have you chosen to no longer use?
   ☐ Cups    ☐ Plates     ☐ Bowls   ☐ Take-out Containers   ☐ Freezer/storage containers and trays
We/I recycle
      ☐ Newspaper        ☐ Magazines         ☐ Office Paper        ☐  Glass        ☐ Aluminum
            ☐  Bi-Metal Cans     ☐ Plastics (1-2)     ☐  Junk Mail       ☐ Plastic Grocery Bags and Wrap
☐ We/I try not to use any Single Use Plastic.
Since Plastic Foam has been found to be bad for us/me and bad for our planet….
☐ We/I no longer will use Plastic Foam
☐ We/I will use less Plastic Foam
☐ We/I will work to become more aware.
☐ We/I are/am not willing/able to go Plastic Foam Free at this time.
Please return to United Churches   at director@uclc.org
       or mail to    202 East Third Street
                          Williamsport PA 17701

Click the link below for a printable version of the survey.