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Earth Day 2014: How Every Consumer Can Change the World

It is Earth Day and very few people will take off work or school to pick up trash or help to restore a wetland area.  However, every single person can make a decision today to start ridding the world of excess plastic and other unrecyclable waste.

We propose that you make an extra effort this year to switch to using compostable products.  It can start by asking your favorite restaurants why they serve food in throwaway polystyrene (Styrofoam) containers, or deliver your food in paper or plastic boxes.

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Styrofoam ban becomes law in Albany County

ALBANY – Beginning July 1, many businesses in Albany County will not be able to send you home with take-out containers or hot drink cups made of Styrofoam.

After much debate, the Albany County legislature did pass the bill, but there was discussion that County Executive Dan McCoy would veto it. That did not happen and McCoy signed the bill into law Thursday morning.

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Plastic-foam food container ban debated in NYC

NEW YORK –  A potential ban on plastic foam food containers in a city that thrives on takeout proved a piping-hot topic among lawmakers Monday, as they debated the material’s pros, cons and prospects for recycling.

An environmental bane to some, a foodservice staple to others, the familiar foam to-go cups, plates and cartons already are prohibited in San Francisco and dozens of other U.S. cities and could be on their way out in New York.

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