Because there's nothing like petty spite, House Republicans are getting rid of biodegradable cups in the Capitol lunchroom, replacing them with Styrofoam cups. Of course, there's going to be a link to Wichita's billionaire Koch brothers.
Via the Huffington Post: "Former Koch Industries executive George Wurtz owns WinCup, which supplies the Styrofoam cups now littering the building, following the House GOP's decision to phase out biodegradable cups from a Capitol lunchroom.
"House Republicans announced in January that they would end a program to place compostable cups, containers and utensils in the House-side mini-cafeteria, a direct shot at former Speaker Nancy Pelosi's "Green the Capitol" initiative, which did away with Styrofoam cups in 2007. Suspending the program resulted in business for Wurtz, a former executive of Koch Industries subsidiary Georgia-Pacific LLC."
Nothing like adding 535 tons of waste to landfills. Wonder what kind of cups -- and who's supplying them -- at the Missouri and Kansas statehouses?
H/T: The New Republic.