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11.25.13 Andy Cush

The latest in NYC’s recent string of bans and tightened regulations moves forward today, as City Council is set to vote on a proposed law that would outlaw styrofoam food containers. Mayor Bloomberg announced his support for such a law in his State of the City speech in February, and Council Speaker Christine Quinn has […]

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02.14.13 Andy Cush

Last we heard of a proposed ban on the plastic foam product widely known as Styrofoam, it had been proposed by recycling czar Ron Gonen, but the mayor had not commented saying whether he’d support such a measure. Now, in a move that should surprise no one, Bloomberg will propose the ban in his final […]

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02.06.13 Andy Cush

New York City’s Department of Sanitation announced recently it would suggest legislation to the city that would ban styrofoam reports DNAinfo. According to deputy commissioner for recycling and sustainability Ron Gonen, the details of the proposed law are not finished, but it would likely put the focus on companies that buy large amounts of the material, […]

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