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  |  June 27, 2019

    NYC Styrofoam Ban Takes Effect

    Stores and manufacturers in New York City cannot serve food in styrofoam cups, plates and trays, but have a grace period. Full Story, Video

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    BH its a must to keep our city and planet clean
    Guest
    BH its a must to keep our city and planet clean

    I like the ban of the straws as well in parks and zoos . Jews also have lots of disposable during Shabbes/YomTovs and in all schools so we all need to try to live more clean in terms of gdisposable and our super markets need to improve and offer shopping bags 🛍 and not plastic ones

    Question
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    Question

    Can I still buy styrofoam cups/plates in my supermarket?

    Good idea
    Guest
    Good idea

    They should do the same for plastic- heating take-outs in plastic containers is really unsafe. That being said, there are other, bigger things NYC should concentrate on to make living here safe.

    Nice - plastic for hot foods should be next
    Guest
    Nice - plastic for hot foods should be next

    Putting very hot food in cheap plastic containers makes the plastic melt into the food and release who knows what chemicals into what we eat.

    Paper cups and containers should be de rigeur, better for us and better for the environment too.

    There is a boss
    Guest
    There is a boss

    Looks like a lawsuit will be coming similar to the Bloomberg soda law

    About time
    Guest
    About time

    Aside for just being gross, Styrofoam has health and even kashris issues

    To #5
    Guest
    To #5

    They already sued and lost the fight this was supposed to go in effect a year ago and they where able to halt it temporarily but this law is now here to stay what they don’t say is any alternative is allot more expensive to foam and it will have an effect on the cost of packaging to the food establishments who might have to pass it on to the consumer

    John
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    John

    BS”D as long as the replacement is not larger than 16 oz all is ok

    Common sense
    Guest
    Common sense

    “Foam products cannot be recycled, plain and simple…” said Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia.

    Really?!?

    The foam plates I bought at Family Dollar have recycling symbol #6.

    Not to mention that paper plates cannot be recycled if you used them with food. Do you use them for something else?

    This ban makes headline that sounds like they’re doing something worthwhile, but if you think for just 15 seconds, it seems to have no logic to it!

    What will plastic straws be replaced with?
    Guest
    What will plastic straws be replaced with?

    Or are we supposed to forever give up on having straws?

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