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Polystyrene Foam: R.I.P. 2015

The end is near for polystyrene foam food packaging. Cities and counties across the country have implemented unilateral bans, but the game changed last week: New York City Mayor, Bill De Blasio, announced that Styrofoam packaging and drink containers will be banned starting July 1.

Other cities – including Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, and almost 100 other Californian municipalities – have already banned Styrofoam, but New York is well … New York.  

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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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