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NYC to Ban Foam Containers This Year

New York City will ban food establishments from using plastic foam containers, and shipping centers from using packing peanuts, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio.

The new law will come into effect on July 1st, though a grace period – during which no fines will be issued – will be given until the start of 2016.

According to the AP, nonprofits and businesses with less than $500,000 in annual revenue could qualify for an exemption from the plastic foam ban. They’d have to prove that using non-foam materials would create financial hardship.

 

4 Comments

  • 1. Finally! wrote:

    Finally this country is starting to catch up with the rest of the developed world. This is GOOD news!

  • 2. Does this include.... wrote:

    Containers for hot drinks, better known as styrofoam cups?

  • 3. non-gender wrote:

    JUST EXPECT PRICE INCREASES AS THE CONSUMER WILL PAY FOR THE NEW ADDITIONAL COSTS OF USING OTHER MATERIAL.

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