"New York City To Ban Use Of Plastic Foam Containers"

"New York City will become the largest city in the country to ban restaurants from using plastic foam containers, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday.

'These products cause real environmental harm and have no place in New York City,' de Blasio said in a statement. 'We have better options, better alternatives, and if more cities across the country follow our lead and institute similar bans, those alternatives will soon become more plentiful and will cost less.'

The mayor added that that the ban will remove 'nearly 30,000 tons of expanded polystyrene waste from our landfills, streets, and waterways.'"

Christopher Mathias reports for the Huffington Post January 8, 2015.

Source: Huffington Post, 01/09/2015